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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 into low oxygen water, they extend a breathing tube above the water’s surface. Researchers seperated a bunch of these party snails into two groups and put one sober group in normal water and another in meth-laced water. Then when the snails went to extend their breathing tubes, the researchers poked the top of the tube, and the snail quickly retracted its molluskular snorkel. Two days later, the researchers took the same two groups of snails and returned them to their respective pools (normal water and the one with pure Monster Energy Drink) and watched the results. The snails in regular water once again extended their breathing tubes. However, the meth snails took off their shells and started grinding together on the dance floor to C&C Music Factory. Also, they didn’t re-extend their breathing tubes.

snail on meth.jpgThis snail passed out in the wrong neighborhood

Researchers say this demonstrates a longer memory due to meth, but maybe it just means that when someone stabs you in the throat on meth, the sheer terror of the experience is multiplied ten fold and it leaves more of an impression on your simple three-neuron snail brain.

Thanks to Chris Cleveland of Dieselpoint Search and Navigation for bringing this to our attention.

Comments

  1. #1 Mike Keesey
    June 3, 2010

    *skips past obligatory jokes

    What I wanna know is … how does a three-neuron brain work? How do you make decisions with just three neurons?

  2. #2 julia
    June 3, 2010

    Great. Now we’re going to have meth labs springing up in our ponds and lakes.

  3. #3 swizzle
    June 3, 2010

    three-neuron snails brains work better than some people I know

  4. #4 Nicole
    June 3, 2010

    My question is “why”. I am sure there are plenty of humans that would volunteer for this research. That way we don’t have to poke poor snails!

  5. #5 julia
    June 3, 2010

    Ha! Nicole- great question! I could certainly round up some folks willing to be poked for meth!

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    June 4, 2010

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    June 4, 2010

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  8. #8 frangipani
    June 4, 2010

    Right! Couldn’t have said it better myself.

  9. #9 scienceguy288
    June 6, 2010

    I would assume snails are quite impressionable. The war on drugs must begin to protect our molluscan friends.

  10. #10 red pepper
    June 9, 2010

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    June 11, 2010

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    June 11, 2010

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  13. #13 Ann Littlewood
    June 14, 2010

    You young folks out there–take this seriously. Swimmin’ in that pure water ain’t gonna get you through organic chem. And you better quit poking each other while yer at it.

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    June 15, 2010

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    June 22, 2010

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    July 13, 2010

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    July 15, 2010

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    July 18, 2010

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    July 23, 2010

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    September 22, 2010

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    December 13, 2010

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