If you can get hold of seaweed, it makes for great mulch - and a natural slug
and snail repellent.
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.
Other than that, it's a case of making dawn and dusk slug
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.
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.