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slug

the garden pest Agriolimax meticulatus; may attract snail poison to a hitherto carefree garden and lead to metaldehyde poisoning in companion animals and may also harbor encysted larvae of Syngamus trachea.
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Dr Ian Bedford, the centre's slug and insect expert, added: "Home brew is the best, but it's labour intensive.
For achieving the highest level of accuracy with slugs, I have found that using slugs that are the same size or slightly larger than the choke work best.
The stark warning comes from horticultural researchers who are urging local residents to be vigilant as an army of slugs get ready to hit lawns, flower beds and kitchen floors up and down the region.
Not everyone is going to invest in a fully rifled, dedicated slug gun, so we wanted to see the advantages a rifled tube might bring to the table.
Warnings went out much earlier in the season predicting a slug population explosion, warning that young plants are particularly vulnerable to attack, but when slugs are on the rampage and in numbers as great as they have been this year due to the mild winter and wet summer, nothing is safe.
Dr Rowson said: "We had the know-how to find all 36 known slug species, some of which are quite rare, but were amazed to encounter so many species we didn't recognise.
Slugs and snails are ravenous plant eaters that leave behind slimy trails of destruction as they glide through nurseries and lawns, farm fields and gardens.
Found on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the new species of hermaphroditic sea slug has the double set of penile organs typical of Siphopteron slugs.
He says that the reports from the public may also give scientists an idea of whether 'Arion vulgaris' is breeding with native species to form a hybrid that combines the worst of the Spanish slug with the tolerance to frosts and cold from our own species.
The XP3 shotgun slug has an all-copper, plastic-tipped frontal portion and a tin-core rear.