Limax maximus

A welcome visitor in the polytunnel as it eats smaller slugs and snails:

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4 Responses to “Limax maximus”

  1. Jean Sadler Says:

    Hi Stephen

    According to Wicki L maximus eats other things too!

    “Limax maximus is omnivorous. It is a detrivore , cleaning up dead plants and fungi,[5] and a carnivore known to pursue other slugs at a top speed of 6 inches (15 cm) per minute.[21] It also eats young crops faster than they can grow and so is listed as a major agricultural pest by state departments of agriculture in the US from Florida[22] to Oregon.[23] ”

    Regards

    Keith

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  2. Stephen Says:

    Well now that *is* interestng as Chris du Feu (“Mr Slug”) says “They are also pretty good to have around as their diet includes smaller pestilential slugs and snails and definitely excludes hostas and other nasty, indigestible growing green plants.”

  3. croftgarden Says:

    I think the jury may be out on this one, as they were caught doing some serious damage to my brassicas, unless of course they were just hunting the real culprits!

  4. Stephen Says:

    Well, well, well… I don’t know what to say!

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