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What do Slug and Snail eggs look like?

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#1 Aidan

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 04:20 PM

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Opacity varies, but this is what a clutch of slug or snail eggs look like. They may be found laid in clumps as shown in the photos, strings or individually. Significantly different in appearance to controlled-release fertiliser pellets which are often mistaken for eggs.



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Posted 02 October 2008 - 09:29 PM

It's worth gently tipping pots out in the hunt for them, The slugs usually lay the eggs between the pot and the peat and in a larger collection, several hundred potential slugs can be got rid of before they get a chance to hatch. If you are careful you won't even disturb the plants. They will also lay the eggs just below the level of the peat close to pitcher rhizomes. Any pot with pure living sphgnum moss is an absolute favourite and I have found several clutches of eggs in a single pot.

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 09:06 PM

Eggs laid singly in Sphagnum.

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