What are these insects (snails)?

sdraza1August 19, 2013

I found these at the bottom of a pot from which I moved a plant to soil. What type of organisms are these and what is their significance related to gardening? thanks

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SouthCountryGuy Zone 4b-5 SE BC(Zone 4b-5 SE BC Canada)

That is a slug. It will be one of your worst enemies in your yard. I suggest looking at ways to trap them..

    Bookmark   August 19, 2013 at 10:37PM
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smivies

In large numbers and in a moist environment, they can be quite destructive. On another note, slugs are more closely related to a clam then to an insect. They are quite closely related to snails.

This post was edited by smivies on Wed, Aug 21, 13 at 22:04

    Bookmark   August 21, 2013 at 10:02PM
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ianna(Z5b)

But thankfully these are slow. A way to get them all is to place a dish of beer as they are drawn to them and they will drown. Or use slug pellets to protect certain plants like hostas.. or use the rind of a watermelon as bait. Leave it out overnight and collect the rind and slugs in the morning. Destroy

    Bookmark   August 23, 2013 at 3:04PM
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