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A slug is going to die today

Discussion in 'Issues, Disease and Pests' started by Reyna, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. Reyna

    Reyna Orchid Obsessed Supporting Member

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    Seriously -- this little slimey monster is going to get some serious slug-o-cide today. It has been a busy week - not to mention cold and rainy, so I haven't been out much in the greenhouse. This morning, I find that the slug has completely destroyed two flower buds on a Plect. caudatus. So irritated!

    To make matters worse, I was hoping to use this plant in an Ang. Alliance exhibit at MAOC in Kansas City next week. So frustrating! Bring out the pesticides, cause a slug is going to die today.
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    It just rained here yesterday (first time in months!). I'm going to bait right now!!
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  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    We haven't had any rain yet, but I did just see one slug on the wall this morning, so I know they are on the move. Good luck and happy hunting.
     
  4. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    Evil slugs! I have had some slug damage too. What did you use to zap them?
     
  5. Ricardo

    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

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    Slug bait is useful but lacks the visual appeal of finding the corpses of slugs downed in beer.
     
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  6. Reyna

    Reyna Orchid Obsessed Supporting Member

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    I killed my slug(s) with bait, but I've always been curious about the beer. How do you do it? Is it just the beer and they are attracted to the smell? I'm not a drinker--any particular brew the slugs can't get enough of?
     
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    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

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    Ylou put a cup with beer in a place within easy access of suspected slug hideways. The slugs will be attracted to the beer and imbibe themselves into blissful oblivion.
     
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    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    Bait does not work in my humid growing spaces :( It just decomposes and gives off a stench worse than Masdevallia c├Žsia
     
  9. Reyna

    Reyna Orchid Obsessed Supporting Member

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    Well there you go -- simple enough. I'll have to try that sometime--preferably before the little boogers eat one of my plants.
     
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