Friday, March 1, 2013

Mating as ballet: meet the leopard slugs!

Leopard slugs lucky in love, and a demonstration of mating as both ballet and the sometimes complex effort to ensure your genes see it through to the next generation.

"Each everts its male organ from just behind its head...", eventually creating a "translucent, flowerlike globe..."

With David Attenborough narrating, you can't go wrong -- have a look!

Thanks to Jenna Lawrence for posting such wonderful choreography!

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