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lope

a gait in a horse which is faster than a running walk; a relaxed, uncollected, slow canter.
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Distribution of loping among terrestrial gastropods
aspersum, we observed locomotion on concrete by members of several other species of terrestrial pulmonates to determine if other species were also capable of loping.
Scoring locomotory mode as adhesive crawling or loping was unambiguous, except for one snail that alternated between the two gaits while on concrete.
Tukey's post hoc multiple comparisons revealed that this effect was due to a difference in speeds on glass and concrete: snails moved more rapidly when using adhesive crawling on glass than when loping on concrete (P > 0.
05), but that snails loping on concrete deposited significantly less mucus than those using adhesive crawling on either acrylic (P > 0.
Of the nine snails that did not lope while the concrete was vertical, three had started loping while the substrate was horizontal, but stopped moving as it was tilted to the vertical; the remaining six snails did not lope at all.
In this experiment, loss of mass during locomotion (a proxy for mucus expenditure) was estimated for a group of snails moving using adhesive crawling on acrylic and a group of snails loping on concrete.
One individual loping on concrete lost much more mass (55.