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Habituation Experiment in Biology

26 Mar 2018

Recently our A-Level Biology class started working on a habituation experiment with snails. The students wanted to find out if snails can become accustomed to a stimulus. To test their theory, they used a cotton bud to poke snails and see whether they would immediately withdraw into their shells, and if so, how long it took for the snails to come out of their shells. Their theory assumed that as time goes by the snails will become accustomed to the stimulus of the cotton bud, i.e. habituated to it, so that in the end they will no longer pull away and not perceive the cotton bud as a threat. 

The experiment is still going on, and in the meantime the College office is happily looking after the snails. 

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