banana slugs

Science Spotlight: Banana Slug Slime

A banana slug shows off its slime in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. Photo by Sarah McQuate.

Spiky proteins called mucins allow banana slugs to crawl over all kinds of ground cover.

Banana Slugs

Banana slugs mating yin-yang style. Photo by Andy Goryachev/Wikipedia

The skin-breathing, eyeball-waving, penis-gnawing denizens of the redwood forest.