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Thread: New Photo's Plus NEW Slug Snail Free Table.... & More

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    I suspect what is occuring is the formation of a galvanic cell. Once the slug touches both the copper and zinc/alum/etc. areas it's slime forms an electrolyte and electrical current begins to flow.
    Maybe the slime also contains a substitute for the zinc, that I dont know... but somehow two metals are coming into play.

    Basic electricity 101

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galvanic_cell

    but sparks.... someone would have to show me that for me to believe it, now you are talking voltage levels up in the 1000's of volts

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    It works trust me

    I read it somewhere ... but it works so all those having slug problem may be you wanna take a look at the table again...

    There is copper tape I got cheap enough, positioned at 20" on each stem of the table to avoid anything growing up grass weeds etc...

    So that's why I am a happy bunny ... I am just worried about winter months thats all, as the bonsai's take over the green house... as we have couple 182 of them ... Uncles division not mine!

    Noddy

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    The science is perfectly sound.... the same things happens when you have older dental fillings and chew on a piece of aluminum foil

    it is a very unpleasent sensation LOL

    The fact that they have to cross an aluminum/galvanized (whatever it is)-copper junction on your table makes it very likely indeed

    Just a side note, its potential voltage would be increased if the copper is insulated from the other metal... this would also help reduce galvanic corrision

    well done Noddy, nice tek!
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    May be it will help a couple of people at least 1 extra person knows now if not more...

    After all I have spend a lot on the FUSED TOOTH's for example, and I don't want the SLUG's to eat them...

    On another note slugs make good bait for perch fishing in the autumn ...

    I'll help where I can ;-)

    Noddy

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