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Marches Farmer

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Herefordshire
Slug Trap Par Excellence
« on: June 07, 2017, 05:02:37 pm »
I have three of those green plastic compost bins that sit on the soil - conical shape with a lid at the top.  I happened to open up the one presently in use to tip in veg. peelings at dusk and noticed some very large slugs on the inside of the cone, heading upwards (the black sort with orange edges).  I disposed of them and returned at the same time for the next two weeks - must have disposed of over 50 of various colours and sizes.

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Slug Trap Par Excellence
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2017, 06:50:14 pm »
Great greys, longer than the black ones, vaguely stripey grey, devour the small slugs that eat your lettuce, so don't bump them off too.
"Let's not talk about what we can do, but do what we can"

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Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Slug Trap Par Excellence
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2017, 11:47:10 pm »
That's useful to know. FW. I was never sure which were the good and which were the bad (they all come under the ugly IMO)


Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Slug Trap Par Excellence
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2017, 11:03:51 am »
I have a lovely, but out of focus photo of great greys mating while hanging from the lintel of my front door.


We at last have a resident thrush so I'm hoping for help with my slugs and snails from her family.  She wouldn't tackle those giant black ones though.  I don't know if they are 'good' or 'bad'.
"Let's not talk about what we can do, but do what we can"

There is NO planet B - what are YOU doing to save our home?

Do something today that your future self will thank you for - plant a tree

 Love your soil - it's the lifeblood of your land.

chrismahon

  • Joined Dec 2011
  • Gascony, France
Re: Slug Trap Par Excellence
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2017, 01:14:29 pm »
Yes they do eat other slugs, but they also eat your crops if there are no slugs or fungi left. Top speed in pursuit is 6" per minute!

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Slug Trap Par Excellence
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2017, 04:27:17 pm »
Yes they do eat other slugs, but they also eat your crops if there are no slugs or fungi left. Top speed in pursuit is 6" per minute!




 :roflanim:
"Let's not talk about what we can do, but do what we can"

There is NO planet B - what are YOU doing to save our home?

Do something today that your future self will thank you for - plant a tree

 Love your soil - it's the lifeblood of your land.

cloddopper

  • Joined Jun 2013
  • South Wales .Carmarthenshire. SA18
Re: Slug Trap Par Excellence
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2017, 10:49:55 am »
I appear to be having great success with a two session six weeks apart application of a spray on nematode slug destroyer .( 22  for both applications as a one product sale )
 
 I've also given all seven compost bins  at each  spraying session  on each session .. there are no slugs in the compost Daleks  any more . However there are many many brandling muck worms which have arrived quite naturally in th bins which is good  .
Strong belief , triggers the mind to find the way ... Dyslexia just makes it that bit more amusing & interesting

 

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