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« on: 01/04/2008 20:39:11 »
How come when I poke them through their hole in the the shell with a stick.. And carry on poking.. (Sorry for you snail lovers out there!  :().. They eventually make green bubbles?? And lots of it?

How is that meant to be a defensive system? How does it help them?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 01/04/2008 21:03:25 »
It probably tastes foul and deters predators from eating them.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 01/04/2008 22:28:08 »
Ohhhh..

I should have tried to eat it LOL
 

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« Reply #3 on: 02/04/2008 05:50:14 »
you are mushing them.. like in a crude blender.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 02/04/2008 09:42:05 »
Nah.. It wasn't a vigorous push.. Just lots of small pushes
 

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« Reply #5 on: 02/04/2008 20:06:20 »
That's 1 small push for man, 1 giant prod for snailkind  :D
 

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« Reply #6 on: 02/04/2008 20:41:06 »
That's 1 small push for man, 1 giant prod for snailkind  :D

I guess so!! But I don't think it died.. Which is good ;D
 

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« Reply #7 on: 02/04/2008 20:48:06 »
That's 1 small push for man, 1 giant prod for snailkind  :D



I guess so!! But I don't think it died.. Which is good ;D

Ewe should do what I do....and pick all the snails up and lovingly, with care and attention and with a hop and a skip and smile of glee....chuck em next door where your neighbour and your neighbours plants will be grateful and full of joy !!.....and this also makes the snails happy too !! ;D

 

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« Reply #8 on: 02/04/2008 20:49:47 »
LOL LOL LOL..

Will try that technique.. Sounds like fun! Better than pesticide killing things which my mum uses for slugs!
 

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« Reply #9 on: 03/04/2008 09:31:33 »
That's 1 small push for man, 1 giant prod for snailkind  :D



I guess so!! But I don't think it died.. Which is good ;D

Ewe should do what I do....and pick all the snails up and lovingly, with care and attention and with a hop and a skip and smile of glee....chuck em next door where your neighbour and your neighbours plants will be grateful and full of joy !!.....and this also makes the snails happy too !! ;D



Or you could try...
 

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« Reply #10 on: 03/04/2008 11:07:56 »
Yes.. But should I remove the hard shell first?
 

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« Reply #11 on: 03/04/2008 12:46:53 »
Yes.. But should I remove the hard shell first?

That would depend on whether you like them crunchy or soft.
 

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« Reply #12 on: 03/04/2008 13:44:17 »
I like them crunchy ;D

Like..

 

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« Reply #13 on: 05/04/2008 11:38:14 »
that goo I imagine is sticky too.....
 

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« Reply #14 on: 05/04/2008 19:38:48 »
I have no idea!!! I didn't really want to touch some bubbly green stuff!!
 

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« Reply #15 on: 06/04/2008 04:13:08 »
Sometimes we get slugs coming in for the dogs biscuits.. they leave a trail (as most snails do) and to clean it off (especially after it has dried) is really tough.. and takes many attempts at wiping it..  the slime really has some interesting properties.
 

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« Reply #16 on: 21/04/2008 21:21:38 »
That's 1 small push for man, 1 giant prod for snailkind  :D

lol good one ^-^
 

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