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This actually shows the jaw, against which the teeth on the radula act. Sphincterochila boissieri in Hamakhtesh Hagadol , northern Negev. Diameter is 2. Underside of a snail climbing a blade of grass, showing the muscular foot and the pneumostome or respiratory pore on the animal's right side Land snails move by gliding along on their muscular foot , which is lubricated with mucus and covered with epithelial cilia. This muscular action is clearly visible when a snail is crawling on the glass of a window or aquarium. Snails secrete mucus externally to keep their soft bodies from drying out.
The second lower set of tentacles act as olfactory organs. Both sets of tentacles are retractable in land snails. Digestion and nervous system[ edit ] Light micrograph of a section through a snail's eye Helix pomatia.
The radula is a chitinous ribbon-like structure containing rows of microscopic teeth. With this the snail scrapes at food, which is then transferred to the digestive tract. In a very quiet setting, a large land snail can be heard 'crunching' its food: the radula is tearing away at the surface of the food that the snail is eating.
The cerebral ganglia of the snail form a primitive brain which is divided into four sections. This structure is very much simpler than the brains of mammals , reptiles and birds , but nonetheless, snails are capable of associative learning. The shell grows additively, by the addition of new calcium carbonate, which is secreted by glands located in the snail's mantle. The new material is added to the edge of the shell aperture the opening of the shell.
Therefore, the centre of the shell's spiral was made when the snail was younger, and the outer part when the snail was older. When the snail reaches full adult size, it may build a thickened lip around the shell aperture.
At this point the snail stops growing, and begins reproducing. A snail's shell forms a logarithmic spiral. Most snail shells are right-handed or dextral in coiling, meaning that if the shell is held with the apex the tip, or the juvenile whorls pointing towards the observer, the spiral proceeds in a clockwise direction from the apex to the opening. Snail with a rightwardly spiraling shell Sinistral left-handed species of snail from western India Hibernation and estivation[ edit ] Some snails hibernate during the winter typically October through April in the Northern Hemisphere.
They may also estivate in the summer in drought conditions.
To stay moist during hibernation, a snail seals its shell opening with a dry layer of mucus called an epiphragm. The use of love darts by the land snail Monachoides vicinus is a form of sexual selection Two Helicid snails make contact prior to mating.
Two Helix pomatia snails mating The great majority of land snails are hermaphrodites with a full set of reproductive organs of both sexes, able to produce both spermatozoa and ova. A few groups of land snails such as the Pomatiidae , which are distantly related to periwinkles , have separate sexes: male and female. The age of sexual maturity varies depending on species of snail, ranging from as little as 6 weeks  to 5 years.
The courtship may last anywhere between two and twelve hours. In a number of different families of land snails and slugs, prior to mating one or more love darts are fired into the body of the partner.
Pulmonate land snails are prolific breeders and inseminate each other in pairs to internally fertilize their ova via a reproductive opening on one side of the body, near the front, through which the outer reproductive organs are extruded so that sperm can be exchanged.
Fertilization then occurs and the eggs develop. Each brood may consist of up to eggs.
After 2 to 4 weeks of favorable weather, these eggs hatch and the young emerge. Females are generally smaller than males. Belugas have large melons and very short snouts. Interestingly enough, unlike other cetaceans, beluga whales also have the ability to move their head independent of their body.
Beluga whales do not have dorsal fins. Dorsal fins would be a major hindrance during the winter when they live in the loose pack ice of the Arctic. A dorsal fin would cause extra heat loss when Arctic animals, such as belugas, need to to conserve heat. They do have a tough dorsal ridge which, along with their head, can be used to break ice for breathing holes. How well can a beluga whale see or hear? Beluga whales have well-developed, acute senses.
They can hear a vast range of sounds and have excellent vision in and out of water. Belugas may have some sense of taste, but they do not have the brain receptors or olfactory structures for the sense of smell.
What do beluga whales eat? Beluga whales are diverse eaters, with more than prey species identified including salmon, capelin, herring, shrimp, Arctic cod, flounder, and even crab. They feed in both open water pelagic or on the bottom benthic and in shallow and deepwater habitats. How do beluga whales have their young? Female beluga whales are old enough to reproduce at years of age and males at years.
Beluga whales mate in the spring, the exact time varying geographically. But, I had not put them together into a cohesive protocol as outlined in the program. So, I went on the diet for a few months, and I felt incredible.
So, I thought I was done and I moved on, and enjoyed several years of good health. However, in May of , I was performing in the Australian production of August: Osage County with Melbourne Theatre Company, a horrible cold and flu swept through the theater and we were all instructed by the theater and the company to take a course of antibiotics. I had not taken antibiotics in many years.
That course of antibiotics coupled with stress resulted in a raging overgrowth of candida, and it took me down. At just the right time, I received a new edition copy of The Body Ecology Diet as a birthday gift from my then sister-in-law who had severe health issues and was following the diet.
I revisited The Body Ecology diet, and this time I adhered strictly to it for a year, and reintroduced fruit very slowly as instructed, and the program restored me to optimal health. Candidiasis an overgrowth of yeast or Candida Related Complex CRC is an immune disorder that is not a disease as such, but rather, a condition of acute internal imbalance, which fosters the development of systemic infections and diseases. The human body contains both friendly and unfriendly bacteria.
In a strong healthy body, the beneficial bacteria effectively combat the harmful bacteria to maintain balance. With a compromised immune system, the unfriendly bacteria overpower beneficial bacteria and this imbalance of bacterial beasts releases toxins which invade our tissues, cells, organs, and blood weakening our immune system, and affecting our ability to fight infection.
When a poorly combined, highly acidic, sugary diet is eaten it provides a perfect breeding ground for yeast, fungus, and bad bacteria to multiply.
Candidiasis compromises the assimilation and absorption of nutrients which leads to disease. American immunologist, Alan Levin estimates that 1 out of every 3 Americans has a candida overgrowth.
It is impossible to completely eradicate candida. The first step in restoring healthy body ecology is to reverse the overgrowth of candida. The only way to do this is to starve the yeast and bad bacteria, and provide a strong inner ecosystem that makes it impossible for them to thrive and take over. By eating an alkaline, mineral-rich diet that is very low in sugar, and consuming probiotic-rich foods such as coconut kefir, fresh land and sea vegetables, and sauerkraut we provide an environment for life-affirming bacteria to recolonize and rebuild the strength of our inner body ecology.
The friendly bacteria the most common being lactobacillus and bifidus are vital for maintaining healthy digestion and elimination, as well as fighting disease and infection. There are foods that cause our bodies to expand, open up and relax such as: There are other foods that cause our bodies to tighten and close such as: Just like a healthy balance of bacteria is required in the body for optimum health, so too is a balance between contractive closed, tight, soft, dark and expansive released, open, relaxed, active forces.
The ideal state is to exist between the two extremes where the body feels calm, centered and strong. The Body Ecology Diet principally utilizes neutral foods such as green vegetables, sea vegetables, and alkaline grain-like seeds such as quinoa and millet, and employs healthy food combining strategies that work with the complementary nature of opposite forces to balance the life force energy or Ki pronounced Chi in the body. Some expansive foods herbs, spices, kefir, ghee and contractive foods fish, eggs, salt foods are allowed.
Fish halibut, salmon, tuna is the recommended animal food in the diet as it is the most balanced contractive animal food. The optimum pH for our bodily fluids is slightly alkaline at 7.
This alkaline state provides the perfect conditions for health-promoting bacteria to thrive. Maintaining this alkaline state is critical for optimal health. Consuming highly acidic foods, overeating, drug abuse, and stress can all contribute to the acidification of the blood which weakens the cells, organs, and vital systems in the body leading to fatigue, disease, and an absence of mental clarity.
Furthermore, yeast, fungus, bacteria, viruses and cancer cells proliferate in an acidic environment causing infection and disease. When a highly acidic diet is consumed, the body must rely on its alkaline mineral reserves known as alkaline buffers in an attempt to balance this acidity.
This results in nutrient leaching within the body which contributes to disease. By eating an alkaline mineral-rich diet, you are building up your reserve of alkaline buffers to fight infection, as well as starving yeast, bacteria, and parasites.
Alkaline foods recommended on The Body Ecology Diet include: The only fruits that are allowed on stage one of the diet are: These are the only fruits that are low enough in sugar that they do not feed yeast. This is my favorite principle in The Body Ecology Diet: Embracing the reality that one diet will not work for every human being on the planet, and that we are all different.
The concept of flexibility resonates with me. Acknowledge the impact that seasonal changes, environmental pollutants, emotional realities and aging has on our bodies. In the cooler months, you may want to eat more cooked, heating and strengthening foods. In the warmer weather, more raw foods would be balancing.