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These snails have sex for up to 8 hours straight in the Canadian forest

The slimy creatures are masters of foreplay but the chemistry has to be just right

The slimy creatures are masters of foreplay but the chemistry has to be just right

These snails have sex for up to 8 hours straight in the Canadian forest: Wild Canadian Weather

1 year ago
Duration 1:56
The slimy creature are masters of foreplay but the chemistry has to be just right

After it rains, these snails have no time to waste. Love is in the air and new breeding partners are afoot. 

Snails are hermaphrodites —  they have both male and female sex organs — which happen to be located on their face. 

Masters of heavy petting (or extreme vetting) potential mates will spend up to an hour biting, circling and touching tentacles. The chemistry has to be just right.

Once a connection is made, they can stay together for up to eight hours while they each exchange sperm to fertilize their own eggs. And a few weeks later, they are both mother and father to the next generation.

 

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