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  Slugs and Copper
From: Don Burns donburns at macconnect.com> on 1999.10.17 at 17:17:38(3763)
This is an interesting phenomena. Does anyone have an explanation for the
slugs' eschewing copper? Could there be some electrolytic action going on
and the slugs don't like the tingle?

Don

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From: einsteiN On The Beach hermine at endangeredspecies.com> on 1999.10.17 at 17:46:29(3765)
At 07:17 PM 10/17/99 -0500, Don Burns wrote:
>This is an interesting phenomena. Does anyone have an explanation for the
>slugs' eschewing copper? Could there be some electrolytic action going on
>and the slugs don't like the tingle?
>
>Don

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From: Jmh98law at aol.com on 1999.10.17 at 20:47:58(3766)
In a message dated 10/17/1999 7:46:33 PM US Eastern Standard Time,
hermine@endangeredspecies.com writes:

<< have mercy on the poor naked slug! put out outer leaves of lettuce, the

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From: Don Martinson llmen at execpc.com> on 1999.10.18 at 16:34:30(3770)
>In a message dated 10/17/1999 7:46:33 PM US Eastern Standard Time,
>hermine@endangeredspecies.com writes:
Personally, I drown 'em in
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From: "Diane S. Laird" DianeLaird at compuserve.com> on 1999.10.18 at 16:37:58(3771)
There's an good site on the Internet re. slugs and copper -- this site
sells a 3-inch copper band (barrier), but they also provide reprints of
articles which mention the reaction of the slugs' slime to copper
(producing something unpleasant like an electric shock -- although I don't
know which slug reported this).

Snail Barr

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