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Earthworms ? Yes. Slugs, no.


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Posted by michael56 on April 29, 2003 at 00:15:56:

In Reply to: Earthworms ? Yes. posted by Mizar 21 on April 28, 2003 at 15:12:42:

Slug eaters tend to be specialists. I know some garters eat them however there are a lot of different kinds of slugs. And of these many will have different defense mechanisms such as in their slime. A hungry snake in a closed system (like a terrarium) may not have the options that an "in the wild" snake will have. For example; tracking/hunting the slug over various terrain which MIGHT clue it in to a toxic potential. This is purely theoretical but personally, I wouldn't try it. Escargot in garlic butter maybe ...
Michael


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