40 dang (except I didn't say dang!) slugs..... And I just planted out this weekend.
Can we make it to 1000? Bet my bottom buck!
How did I miss this thread?!! Lindsay: we are cut from the same cloth, you and I as I my stomach turns over just reading this, ha ha! I've been intently reading what you East Coasters go through via insect pests and thinking how lucky I am that I don't have the vine borers and the weevils, and the...Lindsaylew82 wrote:We had us a purdy lil thunderstorm tonight! Went out with big kid to peruse the garden right after the downpour. I went out to tie up plants that had grown nearly to the point of breaking. Looked down at my skeletonized marigold. That didn't look like that 2 days ago!!! Look closer... SLUGS!!!! Oh god... So many. My kid reaches down and picked one up bare handed... No problem! I hide my near retching gags and cheer her on! Ran and got the soap cup and my trusty hemostats! Yes I use surgical instruments to pick slugs! Yes I'm a total wuss! But MY KID WAS A FREAKIN BEAST!!! She would go along plant to plant holding handfuls of 5-10 slugs in her little almost 5 year old hand! Then she'd meet me at the cup and scrape them right in. I kept it all down, the contents of my stomach, but just barely! It was horrifying to watch her, but I was proud that she wasn't a wuss like her tender hearted momma!
We bagged an average of 5 or 6 slugs off of 48 marigolds. So we will place tonight's count at around 250.
I scrubbed the crap out of her little hands and nails and then painted them her favorite color afterwards............. Green.
HonoluluGirl wrote:There are people who let snails crawl around on their face as a facial treatment. Supposed to be very moisturizing. There are youtube videos of it.
applestar wrote:Big 'uns and little 'uns. More than a dozen -- stopped counting.
...Hey, did you know slug puke in soapy water glows hot pink under UV light?
I wonder if slugs glow under UV? It didn't look like it -- only the weird hot pink puke (or maybe slime....)