Slugs.. Now.. No.. Go away.. Ewww.. come off!! Gwrr.. SLIMY!!!

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Offline Seany

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If you touch a slug.. I'm warning you not to though.. I haven't touched one since about 4 years ago!!

Well if you decide to touch one.. Whatever you do, I couldn't get the slime off my fingers!! Soap wouldn't work.. Nor would just rubbing it, or washing it.. Or whatever!!! I even started scraping my finger on a brick wall to get rid of the slimey feeling!! IT was all slippery! I don't even remember how I got it off in the end.

What makes it so slimy?? And is this so that predators don't eat them>?

(And no.. I'm not obsessed with snails and slugs  [:P])
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Dear secret snail and slug luffer !!

Slugs are all gooey cos they double up as emergency glue sticks !!

They are great for re-applying the stickyness to envelopes !!

this is true !!....

« Last Edit: 02/04/2008 21:28:55 by neilep »
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LOL have you ever REALLY tried?
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LOL have you ever REALLY tried?

LOL...*chortle guffaw*......well....nope !!...and I wouldn't want to....thankfully self seal envelopes rule the day !

...however, slugs can also be used to seal the inside of cracked 'slug sized ' pipes !!.....oh......and they also luff being chucked next door too !!
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LOL LOL LOL..

Neil have you ever touched one with your fingers [:D]
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Seany - I have a surprise for you. Slugs are just snails without shells.
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Yes yes... But I've never touched a snail apart from its shell!
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LOL LOL LOL..

Neil have you ever touched one with your fingers [:D]

I have indeed.....though I just prodded it with the tip of my finger !!

.....hey !!....it was a mean looking slug !!....

...but...ewe know what ?...next time I see one...I will give it a hug (lol...a slug-hug) !!..I just hope it doesn't need mouth-to-mouth !!
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I agree that slugs are a pest and a slimy horrible one at that.

Nor would I ever dare to or have the courage to touch somethng so slimey.

Yes Neil, I agree that they are nothng other than snails minus their shells and yuk.
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Sooo..... if they are just snails without their shells, do the French eat them??  :o)

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Slugs.. Now.. No.. Go away.. Ewww.. come off!! Gwrr.. SLIMY!!!
« Reply #10 on: 03/04/2008 11:08:39 »
LOL LOL LOL..

Neil have you ever touched one with your fingers [:D]

I have indeed.....though I just prodded it with the tip of my finger !!

.....hey !!....it was a mean looking slug !!....

...but...ewe know what ?...next time I see one...I will give it a hug (lol...a slug-hug) !!..I just hope it doesn't need mouth-to-mouth !!

LOL LOL.. Yes, you need to pick it up with your fingers and stroke it [;D]
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Slugs.. Now.. No.. Go away.. Ewww.. come off!! Gwrr.. SLIMY!!!
« Reply #11 on: 03/04/2008 11:09:16 »
Sooo..... if they are just snails without their shells, do the French eat them??  :o)

Possibly.. [;D] I never asked [:P]
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Slugs.. Now.. No.. Go away.. Ewww.. come off!! Gwrr.. SLIMY!!!
« Reply #12 on: 05/04/2008 11:29:15 »
The slimy slime is lubrication for sliding along.... I think it may also be a defence mechanism also....
to ward off things.. trying to touch them or hurt them....
thy are not so bad.... they dont bite... try some nail polish remover to remove the slime from your hand, ut desolve it works ok too.

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Slugs.. Now.. No.. Go away.. Ewww.. come off!! Gwrr.. SLIMY!!!
« Reply #13 on: 05/04/2008 19:40:43 »
The slimy slime is lubrication for sliding along.... I think it may also be a defence mechanism also....
to ward off things.. trying to touch them or hurt them....
thy are not so bad.... they dont bite... try some nail polish remover to remove the slime from your hand, ut desolve it works ok too.

Yes.. I shall go touch a slug now to see if nail polish remover works!! [;D]

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