All Science Fair Projects

All Science Fair Projects (
-   Biology (Grades K-5) (
-   -   Why do Slugs dissolve in Salt (

Union Elementary 2nd Grad 12-20-2005 10:54 AM

Why do Slugs dissolve in Salt
I am in 2nd grade. I put salt on a slug the other day and it dissolved. Now I want to do a Science Fair Project on this but do not know the reason. Can the Mad Scientist explain this to me?

T_BOC 12-20-2005 11:27 AM

Maybe because of the sodium chloride or the acid hydrogen.It probaly can't stand the acid in salt which causes it to start melting like regular acids would cause it to.I'm not positive but that is what my opinion is.maybe one of the others can give you a positive answer.:o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :(

minnie30567746 12-20-2005 12:11 PM

That is a good theory, T. Mine would be that the salt gets into the notches that they breathe out of, which would make them stop getting slimy, and the slime would dissapear, and the slug would shrivel. I don't really know, that is a guess in the wind!

T_BOC 12-20-2005 12:41 PM

can............................................... ...................................
Can we get someone to tell. I want to know also.:) :mad: :D :cool: :eek: :o :p :( :confused: ;)

satfire311 12-20-2005 01:34 PM

It is because the salt dehydrates the slime and other liquids in the slugs body. Although I could never do that to anything, guilty mind issues.

minnie30567746 12-20-2005 01:37 PM


This is pretty intersesting!

SmartyC 12-20-2005 01:54 PM

Dry slug
I read once in a book that salt basically turns the poor slug into a prune. I use to do that to slugs when I was smaller and they would dry out and I would bury them because I felt guilty afterwards.

rachaelroxursox2 12-20-2005 02:26 PM

wait-did the slug or the salt dissolve?

awsome 01-15-2006 10:55 PM

i got one!
do why do sulgs Disove when you put salt on them.

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:48 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright (C) 2006 All Science Fair All Rights Reserved