aside from studying how long a middle aged woman can sleep or how many empty boxes can be stored in the average semi detached loft….studying whether snails have homing tendancies would be right up my alley…
Homing Snails Experiment: Snail Swapping
The Great Snail Swap by Ruth Brooks
You and a friend will collect, mark and swap snails, then monitor them for one week..
We would like to know: how many snails return home, and how many set up home in their new garden.
Our results will help gardeners to control snails humanely, and will provide fascinating insights into their behaviour.
Our printable booklet contains instructions about the experiment, and a results table for you to fill out. Then you will need to enter the data online for the results to be analysed
unfortuately step one is slightly problematic as i don’t have any equally snail obsessed neighbors…
1. FIND A FRIEND
Find a friend or neighbour who is willing to swap snails with you.
i’ll have to ask ruth if i can just collect them and take them some distance away and wait and see if any come back….