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    Thanx For The Input

    Surprisingly for as many as I find in there they really don't do that much damage
    Mainly to some of my ferns, spider plants & other misc plants like that
    They don't seem to go for the Neps at all / Good Thing
    But have damaged a few Butterworts

    Kind of answered my main concern if they would just rot & get nasty & smelly

    My plants are outdoors & I put like pieces of fruit in there to attract bugs & I'm forever feeding them bugs from the garden
    So they're all well fed

    Was just wondering if there was any benefit to feeding them slugs

    Thanx Again
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    ---------- Post added at 02:00 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:58 PM ----------

    PS~ I Tried The Beer Thing & I Just Ended Up With a Bunch Of Drunk Slugs
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    They Get MEAN When They're Drunk

    LOL

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    You might want to kill then before placing them in the pitchers. Otherwise they can crawl out

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    I do catch behemoth slugs outside and I feed them to my ventricosa. I don't notice a smell and I sit about 3 feet away from my grow area on my computer.

    Oddly, the pitchers I feed slugs to develop so much nectar, it starts oozing down the pitcher and onto the pot sides. Is this a sign that it likes what I'm doing?

    I can't say whether or not the slugs are doing a great deal of good because there are so many day to day variables in my growing I can't really point at one thing and say it's working well for me.

    As for snail bait I use sluggo outside in my garden. It's harmless to pets and you don't have to use any in the pots. The snails love the stuff (to death), and your plants won't have to ingest any of the iron that is released when you water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_Himself View Post
    I do catch behemoth slugs outside and I feed them to my ventricosa. I don't notice a smell and I sit about 3 feet away from my grow area on my computer.

    Oddly, the pitchers I feed slugs to develop so much nectar, it starts oozing down the pitcher and onto the pot sides. Is this a sign that it likes what I'm doing?

    I can't say whether or not the slugs are doing a great deal of good because there are so many day to day variables in my growing I can't really point at one thing and say it's working well for me.

    As for snail bait I use sluggo outside in my garden. It's harmless to pets and you don't have to use any in the pots. The snails love the stuff (to death), and your plants won't have to ingest any of the iron that is released when you water.
    Cool

    I Might Toss a Few In For The Fun Of It
    Just Because a "Plant" Eating a "Slug" Is Ironic

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    haha , well if they are living outdoors they should be fine naturally eating whatever they naturally catch

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    I've fed some of my bigger pitchers slugs and snails. I never noticed a smell, nor had any escape. I was suprised at how long it took them to break down. I thought it would be quick since they are are soft and squishy, but it took many months.

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