101 ways to get rid of slugs

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Post: #12727 gunners71uk
Sun Feb 26, 2006 3:47 pm

19 put them in the microwave

8) im BAD LOL

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Post: #12728 Shirley
Sun Feb 26, 2006 3:49 pm

pmsl :andy:

You can borrow one of my chickens... nay you can HAVE one if you come and pick it up! It would be a cockerel though so eating the slugs wouldn't be of benefit to the eggs. Hahaha.
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Post: #12732 Goodlife1970
Sun Feb 26, 2006 4:17 pm

I had a Guinea fowl for slug disposal,tried it with a hen but she ate my plants too,the guinea fowl was only interested in the slugs!
Now, what did I come in here for??????

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Post: #12735 Shirley
Sun Feb 26, 2006 4:36 pm

our ducks LOVED them but they quickly recycled these, and anything else they ate, and rather explosively deposited them on the lawn :roll:
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Post: #12736 The Chili Monster
Sun Feb 26, 2006 4:42 pm

20. using them for golf practice
21. extinquishing bonfires
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Post: #12738 ina
Sun Feb 26, 2006 7:01 pm

:shock: This thread is quite revealing, as to the ways your minds work!!!

22. Use them for a work of "Art"
23. Apply parasitic nematodes

To return to the washing-up liquid discussion: In line with those rules, garlic officially may not be used in organic farming as a pest deterrent - it has not been approved for that purpose. I wonder whether it would be acceptable if I eat a lot of garlic, and then breathe on the plants until the beasties fall off? :?
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Post: #12755 The Chili Monster
Sun Feb 26, 2006 8:48 pm

24. razor blades

OR put them to good use by:

25. Opening a hedgehog santuary

OR, in event of a chemical spill in the vicinity,

26. Use them as mops
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Post: #12943 ina
Tue Feb 28, 2006 8:54 pm

27. Feed them to frogs
28. Serve them to unpopular visitors, pretending they are "the finest French snails" :mrgreen:
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Post: #12964 Muddypause
Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:20 pm

43. Learn to love them.

Understand that in the eternal cycle of life, in the endless continuum of existence, they are no less significant (or hungry) than you and I, and no less deserving of love. Embrace them. Touch nirvana together.

I realise this won't help your seedlings any.
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Post: #12982 wulf
Wed Mar 01, 2006 7:51 am

If you're into the whole karmic cycle thing, surely it would be a kindness to put the slugs out of their misery so they might come back as something less noxious like an earthworm!

Anyway, I suppose I should suggest another method, so I'll go for:

44. Lapidation (not chucking stones at them but a sharp stone will stand in if my utility knife is not at hand)

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ps. actually, I think slugs do have a place in breaking down decaying material. It might be worth letting a few young weeds survive so that the first tender green thing they encounter in wandering from the grotty bits aren't your prize seedlings.

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Post: #13022 ina
Wed Mar 01, 2006 2:54 pm

Hey, what happened to 29. to 42.??? :shock:

And no, I do not want to touch nirvana with a slug.... eeek! (Although I don't mind touching them without gloves - I'm not that fussy.)

Unfortunately, my slugs seem to be well able to tell the difference between weeds and food. Like me, they prefer food.

I don't think we've mentioned the good old beer trap yet?
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Post: #13025 The Chili Monster
Wed Mar 01, 2006 2:58 pm

Yeah, Andy listed it. It's point number 3.
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Post: #13027 ina
Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:13 pm

Sorry. Maybe we'll have to have a lager trap then? :roll:
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Post: #13028 The Chili Monster
Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:27 pm

However, it would appear at least one species of slug is looking to drop of the census altogether:
http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/archiv ... 2local.htm
For those of you pressed for time:
(Extract) That’s inevitable when you study a critter that has both male and female reproductive organs and sometimes chews off its partner’s penis during coitus.

It gets better, I promise you! Spare some time to read the article in full.

29.(45.) Birth control.
http://direct.bl.uk/bld/PlaceOrder.do?U ... archengine
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Post: #13037 Shirley
Wed Mar 01, 2006 5:37 pm



this just takes me to a page telling me I can buy the article for a fiver?!

Actually - apart from the slug I stepped on way back when I've never killed a slug - and never really been troubled with them.

edit to say that in 2010 it now costs £9 to read the article. That's inflation for you!!!
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