101 ways to get rid of slugs

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Post: #13039 The Chili Monster
Wed Mar 01, 2006 6:26 pm

OK, sorry, I've been a smart arse. The top link refers to a free article (called Down and dirty with banana slugs: UCSC researcher studies sex-crazed creature’s bizarre mating habits) from which I copied and pasted an extract.
The bottom link is to a page of the British Library refering to an article entitled "UNDERSTANDING THE HORMONAL PHYSIOLOGY OF REPRODUCTION IN SLUGS AS A BASIS FOR POTENTIAL NOVEL CONTROL METHODS", which the British Library mistakenly thinks I will happily part of a fiver to read.
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Post: #13044 Muddypause
Wed Mar 01, 2006 8:07 pm

ina wrote:Maybe we'll have to have a lager trap then?


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102. Coarse sand or grit around your plants
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Post: #13047 ina
Wed Mar 01, 2006 8:12 pm

Stew, what dangerous site is that link for? I'm prohibited to look at it because of gambling contents! (Yes, yes, I know it's time I should get my own computer up and running... But at least the office is warm.)
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Post: #13062 Muddypause
Wed Mar 01, 2006 9:03 pm

I can't really think why your computer has blocked it, Ina. It's a link to a cartoon. Nor can I think why your reply has tripped the spam filter - I thought that only happened when words like c a s i n o and o n l i n e b e t t i n g were used.

I shall rather naughtily hotlink to it and see if that works for you

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Post: #13063 ina
Wed Mar 01, 2006 9:11 pm

Gosh, I'm getting into deep water here!

Anyway, that doesn't work - whatever it is - either. Nevermind...
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Post: #13091 Libby
Thu Mar 02, 2006 10:05 am

I,m begining to feel a lot of sympathy for these slugs :lol:
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Post: #13095 Andy Hamilton
Thu Mar 02, 2006 10:19 am

Muddypause wrote:
102. Coarse sand or grit around your plants


102. ????? either we have some sabortage on the list or another dyslexic :wink:

I wondered if using mypex with sand superglued on the other side would work as a no dig and no slug method?

Put egg shells around your plants - we had that one yet?
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Post: #13285 nick
Sat Mar 04, 2006 3:20 am

leave a bucket in a damp grassy area for a couple of days to collect slugs underneath and then flick them to the chooks (because you get funny looks from them if the slugs aren't on the ground)

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Post: #13966 hedgewizard
Sat Mar 11, 2006 11:55 pm

You get that too? My chooks ignore slugs that are on boards or anything like that... I'm left jumping up an down as the slugs slowly ooze their way back under the board, shouting "Look! Look there! IT'S GETTING AWAY YOU DOZY BIRDS!"

Muddypause wrote:7. Chuck 'em over the fence into the neighbour's garden (No I never!)


Sorry matey, mean slug velocity is around 8m per night so he'll be back before long!

Check this out. It's gross.
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Post: #13977 The Chili Monster
Sun Mar 12, 2006 1:47 am

Cruft for slugs? (Imagine the utility bit?) Fancy Slugs? Breeders' conventions?

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Post: #14391 albert onglebod
Thu Mar 16, 2006 11:09 am

Getting rid of ginger beer when you make so much over christmas that everyone is SICK of it! It keeps for ages so just leave it till the slugs return.
The slugs treat it just like normal beer and die a happy and glorious death

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Post: #14418 Andy Hamilton
Thu Mar 16, 2006 6:16 pm

that is class wormella.

have we had, destroying all the eggs to stop them before they even hatch.
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Post: #14445 hedgewizard
Thu Mar 16, 2006 11:00 pm

How? Slug egg omelette?

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Post: #14469 Millymollymandy
Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:01 am

101 recipes for slugs' eggs ........ what does a slug egg even look like? :shock:


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