Slug Control Suggestions Please

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    Oh my! You could put a saddle on one of those. (Wonder how they would go in a garlic and butter sauce...)
     
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    "supposed" is the key word.
     
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    eco, ewwwww. I can't even think of it! But I am always impressed by how fast they move. It might also explain why the critters are leaving my yellow zucchini alone :)
     
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    An interesting use of slugs mentioned to day on ABC radio 106 FM; Margaret Throsby had a guest from the Museum.
    He trained slugs to clean his shower recess. Apparently they eat mould in grout. He had a little terracotta pot of them that he kept in the shower recess. Usually they went back to their terracotta home when the lights came on or the shower was running. In the meantime they kept his shower recess clean!
    The podcast of the interview should be available within the next day here
    https://www.abc.net.au/classic/program/mornings/listen-again.htm
     
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    Thats really strange.
    I wouldnt have thought you could train them.
    Maybe he's been talking to the Slug Deva.
     
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    I disagree, I have a shortage of beetles. I watched a black beetle like bug that was mayyybe at most 1/5th the size of the slug it killed. Just another example of what we can learn with a functioning ecosystem.
     
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    Hey, if someone has that much mold in their shower, I think they'd better start thinking....Health Hazard!!
     
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    slugs

    I thought Tiger and leopard slugs work because they are carnivores, they eat other slugs. Blue tongue lizards work well, they can eat up to 50 snails a day, and a lot more slugs.
    But the one that I do is the iron based slug pellets as someone else mentioned. The ones in Oz are called MultiGuard. I wish we had some called Escar-Go. That is the best marketing name I've heard.
     
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    Green harvest have a nice organic focused write up. I have a slug problem too, diatomaceous earth is ok until you water it.

    I have noticed some larger lizard's have moved in, including a blue tongue. Just need another 10-15 of them to make a difference. =)

    https://www.greenharvest.com.au/pestcontrol/slug_and_snail_info.html

    I have a heap of copper power line, might make up a series of seedling sized rings and see how that goes.
     
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