Why are you a sewer snake?
Posted September 01, 2018 10:27:01 The word “snowflake” comes from the Greek word “ser” which means “to be frozen”.
In the wild, this creature lives in a thick, sticky, frost-covered snow-covered ice cap.
A few years ago, an expert on the behaviour of the sewer snake was contacted by a researcher at the University of Victoria.
The research, published in the Journal of Experimental Biology, was funded by the Federal Government and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
In a paper entitled “The role of temperature in the freezing behavior of the Snowflake”, Dr. John A. Leesen of the University’s School of Biological Sciences and his colleagues reported the results of their study.
“The results suggest that the freezing of the ice in the Snowflakes head can cause a reduction in their head size and body temperature, thereby resulting in a reduction of their range of motion,” Dr. Leetsen said in a press release.
Dr. Leetens study included several other experiments, including a test where they placed the head of a female Snowflake in a tube that was connected to a freezer, while the temperature of the freezer was kept below freezing.
He also found that the female Snowflake’s head was significantly larger than the female’s body when it was in a freezer and in the presence of a warm, humid environment.
Dr Leetsens research was funded through the Australian Research Council and the U.S. National Science Foundation.
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