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Offline Maik

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Cellar slug search
« on: Sunday, 24 March, 2019 @ 16:06:31 »
Hunt in your gardens for slugs, RHS urges, amid worries beneficial British slug is being wiped out

Gardeners have been urged to pick up their torches and hunt in their gardens for slugs as the Royal Horticultural Society issues a plea for data on the disappearing British bug.

There are worries the Yellow Cellar Slug, which is useful for gardens as it feeds on decaying rather than live plant material, is being usurped by the Green Cellar Slug, originally from Ukraine,  which arrived in the 1970s.

Since the Green Cellar Slug arrived, numbers of the useful slug are thought to have sharply declined.

While both slugs have large, green-yellow, patterned bodies, the Yellow Cellar Slug has a long yellow stripe running along the centre of its tail.

"They are more like the cleaners of the garden and great for the compost heap. There is even a man in Australia who keeps the Yellow Cellar Slugs in his bathroom to feed on/clean the mould from the grout between his bathroom tiles and his shower curtain."

Royal Horticultural Society Cellar Slug Survey

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Re: Cellar slug search
« Reply #1 on: Sunday, 24 March, 2019 @ 17:11:20 »
Wouldn't like a shower in his bathroom,YUK! :oki: :unsure:

Offline Bryan-in-Kilkis

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Re: Cellar slug search
« Reply #2 on: Monday, 25 March, 2019 @ 18:20:57 »
originally from Ukraine,  which arrived in the 1970s.

Apparently, it set off in 350BC...  :lol: