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Re: Monster in our compost bin!

When I wasa child I used to spend ages taking all the slugs on the road after a rainy day to put them all back in the wet grass where they wouldn't get dehydrated or squished

I still do it now, but only with snails (racist, I know, but slugs are getting a bit too slimy for my taste)
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Old 24.05.2012, 14:28
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When I wasa child I used to spend ages taking all the slugs on the road after a rainy day to put them all back in the wet grass where they wouldn't get dehydrated or squished

I still do it now, but only with snails (racist, I know, but slugs are getting a bit too slimy for my taste)
Believe it or not, I do the same thing, I use a large leaf to pick up slugs, snails are not a problem. However, I would draw the line at one of these .
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Believe it or not, I do the same thing, I use a large leaf to pick up slugs, snails are not a problem. However, I would draw the line at one of these .
racist!
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racist!
More like hugeslimyspottycreamcolouredslugmonster-ist .
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Re: Monster in our compost bin!

Salt on slugs is really cruel and disgusting. Honestly, it is just a slug!! So no need to slowly disolve them in salt. Just pick it up with a piece of cling film and throw it in a hedge or on the lawn.

If you have a problem with any unwanted animal, deal with it in the most humane and painless way possible.

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Re: Monster in our compost bin!

Remember when I was a naughty young lad on holiday in france.. agaed 14 with a bottle of disgusting white wine I had just purchased from a local farmer.. there were snails crawling across the road, so most of the wine ended up being poured on the snails.. they drink it and 10 seconds later fall over - either that or the wine was just cheap acid!!
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Old 24.05.2012, 15:44
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Re: Monster in our compost bin!

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Salt on slugs is really cruel and disgusting. Honestly, it is just a slug!! So no need to slowly disolve them in salt. Just pick it up with a piece of cling film and throw it in a hedge or on the lawn.
Is throwing them over the hedge what you do in your garden?

I bet your neighbours are thrilled to bits with that.
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Some people actually do eat slugs..[I]I feel faint.....
I've enjoyed escargot from both Migros and Coop. Is a slug not just a homeless snail?

Mind you I wouldn't fancy eating a snail direct from the plate - pulling it out of its shell with a snail fork and speedily placing it directly into the mouth avoids the fact that it looks quite unpleasant.
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Re: Monster in our compost bin!

There's nothing disguisting in molluscs. Most are just harmless herbivores.

In fact, the group has some of the most beautiful animals on the planet. Just look at these:

http://www.underwaterkwaj.com/nudi/c...orids/e003.htm
http://www.underwaterkwaj.com/nudi/c...orids/e377.htm
http://www.underwaterkwaj.com/cowry/Annepona-mariae.htm
http://www.underwaterkwaj.com/cowry/...-aurantium.htm
http://www.underwaterkwaj.com/shell/...-ammiralis.htm
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Is throwing them over the hedge what you do in your garden?

I bet your neighbours are thrilled to bits with that.
The farmer does not mind one little bit, I can assure you
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Old 24.05.2012, 16:15
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I cut ours in half -quick and permanent.

I can't feel sorry for them when they do things like wipe out a whole row of planted-out seedlings in one night.
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I truly and sincerely feel there is just no need for such disgusting cruelty, sorry. The animal is never responsible for the role that's been given to it in the food chain - and cannot understand the attachment you have for your rows of lettuce - there are plenty of other ways to prevent damage.

When we lived in the UK, I would pick them up in a bucket early evening, then take to the to the nearest field when I took the dog out!

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Old 24.05.2012, 17:16
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Re: Monster in our compost bin!

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I truly and sincerely feel there is just no need for such disgusting cruelty, sorry. The animal is never responsible for the role that's been given to it in the food chain - and cannot understand the attachment you have for your rows of lettuce - there are plenty of other ways to prevent damage.
But I don't have a farmer next door.

How about aphids? Should they live?

And how about those box tree caterpillars that came in from Asia and have only been in Europe for a few years and can strip a box tree completely?

Let me have your address and I'll ship them all off to to and your slug sanctuary.
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They are beautiful!
I know you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but it was the look of the slug in the bin which made me shudder, and probably the shock of seeing it up close and personal when I opened the bin .
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Slice them in half lengthways and fry them for 30 seconds each side in a very hot pan with a little ginger and squeeze on some lemon juice. It's a cheap and very nutricous alternative to scallops.
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The authors of those pages forgot to mention that some of them, although gorgeous creations of Nature, are actually deadly!

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Re: Monster in our compost bin!

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Salt on slugs is really cruel and disgusting. Honestly, it is just a slug!! So no need to slowly disolve them in salt. Just pick it up with a piece of cling film and throw it in a hedge or on the lawn.

If you have a problem with any unwanted animal, deal with it in the most humane and painless way possible.
Actually, I had a think about this and although I agree that using salt is a bit cruel and also wrecks your soil, is throwing them a long way a good thing either?

I know if someone threw me the distance of several times my body length, I'd probably have terrible internal injuries after landing and would probably die a slow and painful death.

So, I think you're being a bit hypocritical in throwing them.
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I cut ours in half -quick and permanent.

I can't feel sorry for them when they do things like wipe out a whole row of planted-out seedlings in one night.
You could adopt a homeless hedgehog? They love slugs, it would grow fat and happy in your garden
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You could adopt a homeless hedgehog? They love slugs, it would grow fat and happy in your garden
I wish I had one of those.

For some reason, they don't like my garden. Which shows very poor taste, really
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Re: Monster in our compost bin!

You obviously don't have any slugs and snails, or grass Decking and slabs are not much good for them.
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