06 July 2009

Hermaphrodite parent and child reunion

Slug&Offspring

Both of these slugs, Megapallifera mutabilis, were from the same tree. So it is likely that the larger slug is the mother or father of the juvenile.

In the wild and in captivity, this species enters pools of water to regain water lost during its daily feeding excursions on tree trunks.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I found this pic curiously moving. Awwww. The adult looks so relaxed, and the little one so active.

Susan