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I don't want to have to deal with their horrible shrivelled-melted-inside-outy bodies after the salt either . They are harder to find in my garden but i rventually found 2! i wonder if i have seen one... i don't know for sure.. i know snails but with shells.. livingsta (author) from United Kingdom on January 16, 2013: Thank you Nell, I do not know if I myself would have one as a pet anytime, but it was interesting reading all the interesting facts while researching for materials :-). You then need to have food to feed your slug and a spray bottle to spray water into the slug’s home. The only way we completely stopped this was getting a new door, but salt is significantly cheaper! my friend found a verryyy small slug in a plant she bought and gave it to me, but i live in a very hot climate we have reached 122 farenheit, i am currently keeping it in a very big container i had for my turtles, it is indoors in my work table. I don't know what I'm doing. lol! I think ours are coming up through the floor and I have no idea how to get rid of them :-(, My dad said they're probably coming out from under the sink? Kill their eggs. interesting hub livingsta, nell. Lizards and rollypolies were her capture for many years. I am glad you found it useful. This is an informative hub on slugs. What does an animal welfare scientist do? You can put small twigs inside the slug’s home so it can climb up and feel at home. Thanks! group, Breastfeeding: the trick to a comfy latch. I learn something new everyday on hubpages :-). The protoconch or embryonic shell has a different sculptural pattern to the rest of the shell. In order for your slug to be happy, moist and healthy, spray the container with enough water from time to time, without which your pet will dehydrate, become dry and eventually die. Okay, my slug Sludge has eggs, what do I do? We've got this at the moment. There are slimy trails ON MY KITCHEN SURFACE. Please get back to me with yr advice. Look for the area where you find your pet, and take in enough soil, leaves, and decaying plant material and a few gravel. Smart videos for curious minds of all ages. When handling your slug while cleaning its home, you need to hold him very gently avoiding any sharp edges in touch with its body. Curated by Rion Nakaya with her 9 & 12 year olds. livingsta (author) from United Kingdom on March 16, 2013: Hello Stephanie, thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts and experience. Jayme Kinsey from Oklahoma on March 13, 2013: I love pet slugs. I am quite not sure about the slugs as pets either and I haven't had one! The container you use can be a small aquarium or another spacious container at least 20 cm by 20 cm with a lid that has tiny holes for ventilation. In one of these stories, slugs speed across a rock in hyperlapse video clips. Please flag if you think our product match is incorrect. Royal Observatory Greenwich explains…. They can also be seen in areas where you collect materials for compost or where you have stored compost especially outdoors. Slugs have two pairs of tentacles: one long pair with eyes for seeing, and another shorter pair for sensing smell. Salt!!! What do you think about that?? Change your watering schedule. Tried slug pellets and beer traps to no avail. Ha, we have this every year around about this time. They eat decayed leaves, fungus, fruits, decaying vegetable matter and some plants. They wont cross salt so you try to contain them and track where they come in by putting salt "barriers" down at night. This site uses cookies to improve your experience. I've kept dozens. Help keep this award-winning video collection up and running. My slugs name is Sebastian I put him in a thin layer of dirt with some flowers and sticks I covered him off and made the remark bit dark and turn the temperature to a bit lower I found them outside under a log there are lots of little bugs there and I thought it would be cool to have a pet name Sebastian. Slime or no, I think it is a good idea, and I like to see people think out of the "norm" when keeping pets. Livingsta is a writer who writes about anything that fascinates, provokes or interests her, always putting forth her best effort and focus. This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. My slug died earlier today for some unknown reason. Interestingly, the paths they leave aren't quick to grow green mold (shady side of the house), so I'm thinking of developing a slime-based home mold inhibitor ... or maybe just offering them to anyone who's interested in one or more as pets. Kimberly Vaughn from Midwest on January 10, 2013: I have never heard of a slug as a pet before but there is something kind of cute about them! SLUGS in your house can be a nuisance as they ooze their way across your kitchen floor and furniture, but there is a way of getting rid of the slimy critters that DOESN’T involve salt or pellets. I have also been cleaning my kitchen with a citrus flavoured cleaning spray because apparently they don't like the smell. Use wet hands preferably to hold the slug and make sure you clean your hands before holding your slug. Thank you for the votes and share! I barely ever see slugs though and never really considered having one as a pet untill i saw 2 of the cuties! You should share your experiences when you get a slug. Slugs are very similar to the snails except for the shells. Watch these next: Banana Slugs and Secret of the Slime and The Anatomy of a Slug. This really tickles our DS2. A slug is basically a snail without a shell, Most slugs are herbivorous, but there are a few carnivorous slugs too, Slugs eat decomposed and rotting vegetation, Slug eggs can remain dormant for years and hatch when conditions are favourable, Slugs can live up to 6 years if conditions are good for their survival, Slugs can stretch their body a lot so that they can squeeze through even very small openings, Slugs can grow their tentacles back if they lose them, Slugs will dehydrate and die if you put salt over them. Eelgrass sea hares or zebra-striped slices of green jello? livingsta (author) from United Kingdom on March 10, 2013: Thank you Vinaya for reading. Thank you for reading Suhail. I have never actually seen a slug. I've put slug pellets outside the door. This product is displayed based on comments within this post. Slugs can burrow into the earth to moist regions during droughts. Once you have these ready, you need to find a slug most preferably in your garden to grow as your pet. Their translucent eggs, protected by the damp crannies within the rock, will soon hatch, ensuring the next generation of local soft-bodied detritivores. Do not feed too much fruits as too much sugar in fruits might kill the slug. How many different stories can one patch of land yield? group, Create a post in "What's Your Opinion On ...?" I have had snails for 1 or 2 years but untill today i havent had slugs. This award-winning video collection is reader-supported. Jeannie Marie from Baltimore, MD on March 13, 2013: I never thought of having a slug as a pet until now. My philosophy about bugs and critters is that I won't bother them (much) if they're outside, but they're dead meat if they come into my house. Use barriers and repellents. Eventaully sealed up a few narrow gaps around a door with an external sealant and sprinkled salt near any potential entrances and this seemed to stop them. Hi Midget38, thank you for reading. 9 Ways to Get Rid of Snails and Slugs in Your House and Garden. An article on slugs, their characteristics, interesting facts about them, and how to care for a slug if you wish to keep one as a pet.

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