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    One foot, no legs

    This is one of the new kids on the block. I used to look after a few hundred Limax. They enjoyed a nightly feed of birdseed, wholemeal bread and grated cheese (It was actually being put out for the birds but the Limax are opportunists). The last couple of years there has been an influx of Arion and the Limax population has decreased dramatically. I have to admit I did chuckle when MrsG recently opened the back door and almost received a post-coital Arion in her face. It was hanging off the door frame by a mucilaginous rope just at the appropriate height. Its ex-partner was heading off at speed ( relatively speaking) down the side wall.

    This little chappie/ lady/ thingy was found on top of the Sphagnum house this morning, enjoying a snack of wholemeal bread a bird had dropped there.

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    I didn't know that slugs could form a mucilaginous rope. Thank you for sharing this weird mollusk.
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    That would be Gastropod Curtis
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    Gastropods are a type of mollusk. See here. Gastropoda - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Yes they are but the term is more specific

    Edit: And it would save us arguing about the spelling of Mollusc
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredg View Post
    Yes they are but the term is more specific

    Edit: And it would save us arguing about the spelling of Mollusc
    I thought that you meant I was wrong all together, my mistake. Also, I refuse to argue over the spelling of mollusk.
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    Almost ran into a slug doing the bungee jump thing off a tree once...
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