Correlational modeling of Roman snail (Helix pomatia. L.) oviposition behavior

Dragoş Nica, Marian Bura, Despina Bordean, Ionuț Bănățean-Dunea

Volume 18, Issue 1;
Pages: 48-52;
ISSN: 2069-0053 (print) (former: ISSN:1453-1399), Agroprint;
ISSN (online):2068 – 9551
Roman snail reproductive behavior was monitored in the natural environment from mating till oviposition. The correlational modeling among snail size, time between these two moments, number of dug nests, and clutch size revealed strong relationships only between the former and the latter features. However, we suggested that this relationship biologic significance must be assessed in connection with other factors such as local climate or substratum physico-chemical properties than limited to these two factors. We found that Roman snails can sometimes migrate on larger distances to lay their eggs than was previously reported. These findings are discussed using the data presented in the malacogical literature as guiding marks.
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