Has anyone tried the cannibalistic snails that can be mail-ordered? I would like to order them, but would like to find someone who has tried them first. Libby Message: 1 Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 01:55:09 EDT From: DaveKarn@aol.com Subject: Re: [pbs] colchicum leaves for dinner To: email@example.com Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="US-ASCII" In a message dated 6/8/05 5:14:11 AM Pacific Daylight Time, email@example.com writes: > . . . where the slugs sometimes do down the tube formed by the dead leaves > of colchicum and feast on the underground corm. > Jim, et al ~ I'll do your slug story one better! I have dug daffodil bulbs to find them hollowed out and one of the huge black slugs curled up inside. The most remarkable are those bulbs where the slug/s have started eating from the bottom of the bulb. They devour the bulb in such a way that there remains only a small section of the basal plate and a column of the bulb tissue supporting the remaining section of the bulb above, rather like a mushroom! The first time I saw this, it was difficult to believe. This is another one of those instances where "nothing eats daffodil bulbs, they're poisonous" mantra is spread about. I doubt, however, that consuming these particular bulbs will results in tetraploid forms . . . The big slugs out here on the Left Coast are big -- and when I say big, they can be seven to nine inches long when moving along the ground. They look like a small, slow snake. There is one, a native, that is bright yellow and known as the banana slug! It is an inhabitant of the Coastal rain forests. Dave Karnstedt Silverton, Oregon --------------------------------- Discover Yahoo! Stay in touch with email, IM, photo sharing & more. Check it out!