Slugs mating

Slugs mating

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Caption: Slugs mating. Two great black slugs (Arion ater) licking each other's slime. This is a courtship ritual. Slugs are hermaphrodites and sexual reproduction involves the mutual exchange of sperm. Slugs mate in the spring and autumn.

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