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Re: Quiet (maybe??)


You're joking - a slug as a school mascot??  That's even dumber than Kemp's
mascot (yellow jackets).  The fighting jackets - cracks me up, and w/ school
colors of orange and black (yuck) it looks like Halloween around here during
football season.

On 7/25/08, james singer <islandjim1@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> We get big ones here, too. Up to 4 inches long. Huge. Every morning when we
> do the dog poop patrol, we plop the slugs in the same bag and put it in the
> garbage. Incidentally, I think the banana slug--which is 4-5 inches long and
> yellowish--is the mascot of UC Santa Cruz.
>
> On Jul 25, 2008, at 4:01 PM, Kitty wrote:
>
> I have slugs everywhere, this year they were even in the lawn.  That would
>> be too much salt. But it sounds like fun - I can just hear them, "Help me,
>> I'm melting, I'm mellllllting!" They deserve it.
>> I'll give it a shot.
>>
>> Kitty
>> neIN, Zone 5
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 6:29 PM
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Quiet (maybe??)
>>
>>
>> I go out early on damp mornings with a salt shaker.  They
>>> congregate around the containers in the breezeway so I
>>> just knock them off into the gravel pathway and salt them
>>> down.  They just melt.  Pretty revolting, but effective.  The
>>> salt helps keep weeds down in the walkway, too - though I
>>> doubt I use enough salt to make a difference.  It just takes
>>> a sprinkle.
>>>
>>> In a message dated 7/25/2008 6:25:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
>>> gardenqueen@gmail.com writes:
>>>
>>> LOL - we only get them during periods when we are getting rain - so most
>>> of
>>> the time they are no problem.  When we do, I pick them up w/ a trowel and
>>> fling them into the lot next door where the birdies eagerly gobble them
>>> up.
>>> Good birdies.  Vile looking creatures I'll admit.  Ugh.
>>>
>>> On 7/25/08, Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net> wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>> We got big ones here. 2 inches, I'd guess, sometimes longer.  I don't
>>>> have
>>>> time to completely obliterate them, so I wondered if they could survive
>>>> the
>>>> way worms do when part of them gets removed.  When possible, I will
>>>> throw
>>>> them onto the sidewalk for a waiting bird or, failing that, toss them in
>>>> the
>>>> trash if it's close by, but if those avenues are unavailable, I'll
>>>> squish.
>>>> Or sometimes, if I'm just really mad at them, I will go for
>>>> obliteration,
>>>> no half measures.
>>>>
>>>> Kitty
>>>> neIN, Zone 5
>>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "james singer" <
>>>> islandjim1@comcast.net>
>>>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>>> Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 9:30 AM
>>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Quiet (maybe??)
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> How do you "half squish" a slug?
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Jul 24, 2008, at 8:02 PM, Kitty wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> if you half squish a slug, does it die or can it rejuvenate itself
>>>>>
>>>>>> somehow?
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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> Island Jim
> Willamette Valley
> 44.99 N 123.04 W
> Elevation 148'
> Hardiness Zone 8/9
> Heat Zone 5
> Sunset Zone 6
> Minimum 0 F [-15 C]
> Maximum 86 F [30 C]
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-- 
Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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