snails & slugs

Max Withers
Thu, 15 Mar 2007 11:35:59 PDT
Yesterday I noticed some leaf nibbles on a Tulipa linifolia and assumed 
it was snails, which I keep in check with desultory hand-picking and the 
occasional Sluggo. I refrained from applying the latter after reading 
about Carolyn's chickens and observing how ravenous the resident 
sparrows an towhees are at the moment.

This morning one of the leaves was completely severed a few inches from 
the base and there was mechanical damage to the outer tepals of a 
nascent bud. I'd think the latter implicates snails again, but the 
former seems more mammalian. Cats (and possibly rats or raccoons) are 
potential culprits. Neighboring Ixia, Dichelostemma and Calochortus were 
untouched. Anyone have any ideas? I've not seen any cutworms around.

Oakland CA

> Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2007 10:19:46 -0700
> From:
> Subject: Re: [pbs] snails & slugs
> Not only slugs and snails, but climbing cutworms (which can be very 
> destructive to foliage) and various weevils are suitable targets.

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