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RE: slugs

  • Subject: RE: slugs
  • From: "Gregory & Carla Miller" <hostas@HOSTAS.COM>
  • Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2001 16:52:38 -0600
  • Importance: Normal

Does anyone know of a certain pH range that may help to reduce slug

Thanks, Gregory

Gregory & Carla Miller
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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-hosta-open@mallorn.com
[mailto:owner-hosta-open@mallorn.com]On Behalf Of Hank Zumach
Sent: Sunday, December 02, 2001 1:43 PM
To: hosta-open@mallorn.com
Subject: Re: slugs

HI Jim--Your post brings to mind several questions I have had about slug
behavior.   As an example, I have wondered how far slugs will travel to get
to a food source.  Also,  once they have found an acceptable food source (an
individual hosta, say) will they leave that plant and travel to get to
baited poison?  How far away  can the bait be placed?  If they will not
travel more than  2-3 feet, that would affect where the bait should be
placed.  It seems to me that slugs have not moved from a plant to get to
bait applied very close by.
 Does anyone know of a good source of information about slug behavior?   If
so, I would appreciate getting that address.

Hank Zumach
Stoddard, WI
----- Original Message -----
From: <ShayDguy@aol.com>
To: <hosta-open@mallorn.com>
Sent: Sunday, December 02, 2001 10:46 AM
Subject: slugs

> Dear friends,
> Maybe I'm crazy, but here's an observation from my Detroit (z6) garden.
> I, too was troubled by slugs in years past.  Not too severe, but by
> mid-August, you could tell which plants were preferred bu the little
> critters.  While gardening during summer 2000, I came across this HUGE
> slug--about 5" long, mottled back and nasty looking as all get out.  I
> figured it had hitch-hiked with some plants bought from the west coast.
> While digging up a hosta to divide this spring, I found another in the
> ball.  Since it was halfway across the garden from the first one, I
> that they have pretty well made a new home here.
> Interestingly, this year I noticed virtually NO slug damage, even on the
> "tastier" hosta.  Could this new slug be dining on the smaller ones?  The
> small ones have not been in evidence hardly at all this year.
> Does anyone see any connection in this, or will I be surprised next year
> 3 foot-long monster garden gobbling hordes of nasty slugs?
> Any observations welcome.
> Jim Dixon
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