Wednesday, February 13, 2013

New Scientific Discovery: "disposable" penis in Sea Slugs

The colorful sea slug known as Chromodoris reticulata, "shed their outer male organs 15 to 30 minutes after mating, but they were equipped for love again after roughly 24 hours. This is the first known case of copulation with what the researchers call a "disposable" penis. Dissection revealed a coiled and compressed stretch of reproductive tissue inside the slug's body. The researchers think this tissue elongates into a new penis, allowing a superstud slug to have as many as three hookups in 3 days."

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