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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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Other deterrents include grit, sprinkled liberally around plants and pots, and s broken-up eggshells, which slugs and snails hate to crawl over.
Other species identified by the study include Tandonia Cristata, a root-eating slug that could pose a potential threat to potatoes and carrots.
Slugs are essentially snails without shells, Dill said.
Just what the slug (for now called Siphopteron species 1) gains by such injections isn't clear yet.
Within 10 days, there had been 18,000 visitors to the site and more than 800 submissions, some reporting the Spanish slugs, Dr Bedford confirms.
Other plants not favoured by slugs include azaleas, pieris, geraniums, mature shrubs and conifers, although Dr Bedford points out that last year Spanish slugs ate his buddleia and rudbeckias.
The Ultra 87 by Century Arms has always been an outstanding performer with slugs of all types and turned in a 1" group.
You will never totally eliminate slug and snail damage in weather like this," he concludes, "but you can try to reduce the risk.
The only choice was a Foster-type "rifled" slug in a smoothbore improved cylinder barrel with open-notch sights.
Pierce reported a surprising observation in these algae-eating sea slugs.
As I approached a nest during a routine nest check, I observed a slug inside the nest actively feeding on a nestling.