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Friday, June 15, 2007

Monster Slug eats Bellflowers


Actually, this was a small slug.


Raindrops on ladies mantle...

The back garden will be evolving slowly and organically. :)

12 comments:

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

The power of macro, huh? lol. Monster indeed!

Kenny Mah said...

Slugs? Ugh... Eels on the other hand, yums...

*carnivore kenny runs away*

Lee Ping said...

What are slugs good for?

gRaCe said...

*yucks!* Did you kill it or nicely shoo it away?

I wudnt even dare get close to it, even if i have the heart to kill it. lolzz...

msiagirl said...

LL: I meant i thought it was a monster then I saw the slug next to it, and that was even bigger ewwww!

Kenny: trying not to connect the two in my headlah!

lee ping: very good question...wish i had some ducks in my garden to eat them...then I could have some duck...and I will be top of the food chain ;)

grace I just took a picture and ran away! They just don't shoo.

Kenny Mah said...

Ahh... eels and duck! Yums... If no brilliant chef has thought of a dish yet to combine the two, they really should. :D

*wonders why he's the only one ranting & raving about food on a blog entry about garden vermin*

gRaCe said...

You darn brave la..can go near and take picture summore. ;o)

tigerfish said...

Small? But it do look monstrous...!
and slimy....yikes :O

Lee Ping said...

I was curious so I looked it up in Wikipedia. You are right, ducks do eat slugs.

Banana slugs are good because they process leaves, berries, animal droppings, and dead plant material, and then recycle them into soil. They seem to have a fondness for mushrooms, and they spread seeds and spores when they eat. All other slugs are bad. Wikipedia has a photo of banana slugs and they are bright yellow in color just like a banana. They are hermaphrodite which means they have both female and male organs. Slug slime is the best natural glue and has potential use in medicine. I think I am learning more about slugs than I need to.

msiagirl said...

Good Research lee ping! The only kind I don't have round here are the banana slugs...maybe I could start a glue making bizness? ugh!

Tigerfish you're right it was all those things :)

grace, I have to be brave and save my poor little plants!!

Kennymmm duck & eel and cashew and dried chilli with basil. how about that? eel v. expensive here.

tankiasu said...

Oh wonderful shots!

msiagirl said...

tankiasu, thank you! Nice of you to come over. I think I should have done a little video of that slug sucking in those pretty bellflowers...but probably too gross!