Resistance to desiccation in aquatic invasive snails and implications for their overland dispersal

  title={Resistance to desiccation in aquatic invasive snails and implications for their overland dispersal},
  author={John E. Havel and Lindsey A. Bruckerhoff and Meghan A. Funkhouser and Adrienne R. Gemberling},
At least 30 species of nonindigenous freshwater snails have invaded North America. The risk of these snails invading new lakes depends upon their ability to survive overland transport. We first reviewed published laboratory experiments using freshwater snails, which show numerous species are able to tolerate days of air exposure. We then tested tolerance to drying of three species of invasive aquatic snails that are widespread in Wisconsin: Bithynia tentaculata, Cipangopaludina chinensis, and… CONTINUE READING
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