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Archives for June, 2010

We here at Zooillogix balked at the idea of ‘Zombie day’ on ScienceBlogs (and secretly loved it, too). What better example than the animal world to show TRUE zombie-ism at its best? Parasites. Need I even say more? We’ve posted and posted again and posted another time about zombies before this day of celebration. But…

So, you think you’re smart?

Try this quiz. Pick out the titles of actual published scientific articles versus ones generated by a mad-libs-style algorithm…. Post your scores for bragging rights. In case you need some cheering up after being squashed by this test of your mental acumen, check out these cuties at ZooBorns…

Hot Molting Action

In this nightmarish time lapse video, a gentle spider crab is internally consumed by a terrifying angry red spider crab who then dispenses of the empty husk of its former host. … or maybe its just molting Thanks to our Asian friend Kangatron for sharing.

Spectacular Deep Sea Squid Footage

Stunning footage of deep-sea squids from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), where researchers use remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to observe and record deep-sea animal behaviors.

Turns out casual experimention with a little meth here and there is a good thing, if you’re a snail. A paper recently published in the Journal of Experimental Biology explains how snails were able to remember negative stimuli longer when under the influence of a bit of speed. When great pond snails (Lymnaea stagnalis) venture…