HHH no 15 Slugs and snails.

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mkhenry

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HHH no 15 Slugs and snails.
« on: October 15, 2007, 20:43 »
I was remined by a BBC programme that this is the time of the year that snails start to hibernate.

Knowing this it would pay great dividends to start a snail hunt on your lottie this weekend.

They tend to hide under or in the same places each year.A good look around and you will soon find lots of sleeping snails.

The more you find the less to have a go at your seedling next year. :wink:

While you are looking for snails you should come agross a few slugs do for them and again you will have far less to deal with next spring. :wink:

Take a bucket with you to drop them into,then fill it with water to dispose of them.If you fill the bucket before you will have to carry it slopping about and its not such a good idea on a cold day. :cry:

Happy hunting. :lol:
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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2007, 20:46 »
but they climb out if ya dont put some watter int bucket mk ...... :wink:  :lol:
still alive /............

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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2007, 20:47 »
Quote from: "muntjac"
but they climb out if ya dont put some watter int bucket mk ...... :wink:  :lol:


Not if they are asleep Munty :? :wink:  :lol:

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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2007, 20:48 »
or you could get a fire going and tip em out oto the fire (with no water) 8)
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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2007, 20:49 »
but aint thye gonna wake up if ya grab em outa the homes and shove em in a bucket ?
.. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,save our snails...............................


until we got enough to make a meal  :lol:  :lol:

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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2007, 20:49 »
Quote from: "shaun"
or you could get a fire going and tip em out oto the fire (with no water) 8)


Trouble is they stink to high heaven when they burn :oops:  :wink:

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« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2007, 20:51 »
Quote from: "muntjac"
but aint thye gonna wake up if ya grab em outa the homes and shove em in a bucket ?
.. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,save our snails...............................


until we got enough to make a meal  :lol:  :lol:


A snail got mugged by a slug.

It took him 5 months to report it.

What did he look like asked the desk sergent,I dont know said the snail.



It all happened so fast :lol:  :wink:

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« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2007, 20:52 »
lmao ,,,,,, wat a sook :wink:  :lol:

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« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2007, 20:57 »
Reminds me of the snail that won the lottery... when asked whats the first thing he was going to buy?

He replied " A fast car with a big S on the side, so when I drive by people will say " look at that S car go"( escargot )  :wink:

Good tip btw MKH
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mkhenry

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« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2007, 21:32 »
Quote from: "richyrich7"
Reminds me of the snail that won the lottery... when asked whats the first thing he was going to buy?

He replied " A fast car with a big S on the side, so when I drive by people will say " look at that S car go"( escargot )  :wink:

Good tip btw MKH


 :lol:  :lol:

Just like the insect football team that bought a high scoring earwig.

Why have I got to wear this jersey with  a zero on the back said the earwig.All the others have got a proper number.

You will soon find out said the coach.

When the team ran onto the pitch,the crowd all start to chant.






Earwig "0" Earwig "0" Earwig "0"......................... :wink:

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« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2007, 21:48 »
Just cutting back the grass paths on our allotment today, after years of neglect, and it would seem we have a snail/slug nursery going on! I was squishing all the eggs I could see, but then also saw alot of ground beetles, so wondered whether I was then denying them their food.  

What is the best course of action.  I wondered whether just by exposing all the eggs to drier air would kill them off, or if squishing is the best answer.  I really do not want all those eggs to hatch, otherwise we will be in BIG trouble next year!
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« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2007, 21:51 »
kil em all
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« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2007, 21:52 »
Quote from: "blackhobbescat"
Just cutting back the grass paths on our allotment today, after years of neglect, and it would seem we have a snail/slug nursery going on! I was squishing all the eggs I could see, but then also saw alot of ground beetles, so wondered whether I was then denying them their food.  

What is the best course of action.  I wondered whether just by exposing all the eggs to drier air would kill them off, or if squishing is the best answer.  I really do not want all those eggs to hatch, otherwise we will be in BIG trouble next year!


The beetles will soon find others to eat.Get rid off all of them, you are helping yourself no end.Plus now the beetles will seek out another nest and clean that up for you.

Keep looking and you will find many more. :wink:

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« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2007, 06:21 »
put a tablespoon of washing powder in the water it kills them it has the same affect as salt but worse not only that but it also stops smells

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« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2007, 08:38 »
Our hibernating hedgehog is doing his job well, he must wake up every now and then as we are finding loads of empty snail shells around his nest.
He gets a bit annoyed with us when we make too much noise in the garden, and makes a loud banging noise which echoes round his nest, so now we creep about so as not to disturb him.



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