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Slug Sex and Bubble Rafts: Nature’s Most Unusual Slime

Slime videos have been a popular trend on YouTube recently, but there are a few animals with their own versions of slime, which they use for some very cool things!

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Sources:
Slime composition
https://www.acs.org/content/dam/acsorg/education/resources/highschool/chemmatters/articlesbytopic/solidsliquidsgases/chemmatters-dec2004-slime.pdf
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19201713
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Robert_Prezant2/publication/236964382_Molluscan_mucins_a_unifying_thread/links/53dfcb890cf2aede4b4940ab.pdf

Hagfish
http://jeb.biologists.org/content/213/7/1092
https://gizmodo.com/ooey-gooey-hagfish-slime-is-an-amazingly-versatile-mate-1784713798
https://gizmodo.com/hagfish-slime-is-wonderful-1796918961
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bta18FdkVcA
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16326943
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/14-fun-facts-about-hagfish-77165589/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20348334

Slug
http://web.mit.edu/nnf/research/phenomena/slug.html
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/jul/27/from-goo-to-glue-slug-slime-inspires-new-wound-mending-surgical-adhesive
https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/slip-sliming-away
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/07/27/539473673/slug-slime-inspires-scientists-to-invent-sticky-surgical-glue
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4157752/
http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150114-the-strange-sensational-world-of-leopard-slug-sex
https://www.wired.com/2015/09/absurd-creature-week-slug-big-penis-mate-upside/

Violet sea snail
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/10/pictures/111019-about-sea-snail-mucus-bubble-rafts/
https://www.livescience.com/16476-bubble-rafting-snail-evolution.html
http://www.cell.com/current-biology/abstract/S0960-9822%2811%2900886-4
http://ur.umich.edu/1112/Oct17_11/2761-in-bubble-rafting-snails
http://www.mesa.edu.au/atoz/Violet_Sea_Snail.asp

Images:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:M.E._Blochii_…_Systema_ichthyologiae_iconibus_CX_illustratum_(Plate_104)_(7038552661).jpg
https://www.nature.com/articles/srep30371
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Limax_maximus_5.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Slug-oh_my!.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mating_Great_Grey_Slug_4111.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Janthina_janthina.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Janthina.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Portuguese_Man-O-War_(Physalia_physalis).jpg

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