I’m quite curious about imaging the underside of a snail – I’ve seen them crawl upside down and even submerged in water- some questions I have. What microstructure do they have that enables such great adhesion? How do they breath under water? Do they have eyes? Can they sense light? How big are they -end to end? Are the permanently attached to their shell?
Anyways. Long story short- I didn’t have the heart to kill them ( even though I was highly tempted to crack their shell open).
Any tips on coaxing them out alive? I tried putting drops of MgCl2 solution to make them numb by deactivating their ion channels. Didn’t work very well 🙁