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Garden Slug

phylum Mollusca


Slugs are hermaphrodite and they impregnate each other through this method and then retract their penises, laying eggs a couple of weeks later. Slugs are very small in Vermont.


Snails and slugs feed on the leaves of many plants, especially seedlings and, later in the season, on ripening fruits and vegetables. A variety of techniques are often necessary to reduce snail and slug populations.Snails and slugs prefer cool, moist, shaded sites. Both snails and slugs secrete mucus to facilitate movement, leaving behind a slimy trail.A snail that either does not possess a shell or has one that is very reduced (no definite coiling) or internal.


Beauty can be seen in a slug. Thanks for the very nice website link.

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doreen.chambers.14 7 years ago

How true. Actually, I have spotted and posted two similiar images. I thought I would never see it again, but I did. So I think when we start looking around more at what nature has to offer - we see more.

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 7 years ago

whoa, great capture! 2 gardeb slugs on a nest? i mean, how often?

Dear @Doreen, you go to the mission page, you join it and then you go back to your spotting and you adding it to that mission.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago
After clicking the link, you will be taken to a page on Project Noah, which is about the mission. You can click on the green button that says "Join this mission", which adds you as a user to the mission. After doing so you can return to your slug spotting, and in the upper right of the user name, click on the "Edit My Spotting" button, and takes you to a page similar to the page in which it was loaded to find. If you scroll down the page there will be a drop down menu that you can click and the spotting to the mission by clicking on the name of the mission. The drop-down button is called "Spotted for a mission?"
I hope this helps, and welcome to Project Noah! I'm sure you will love it here.

doreen.chambers.14 8 years ago

HI, have not figured out how to post to a mission. I just figured out how to respond to the comments.I will if I can figure it out. Doreen

U should put it on the mission: Yellow in Nature!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Fantastic series !

mcaul6515 8 years ago

wow! That's awesome!

Aaron_G 8 years ago

Super photos. I love slugs. :-D

Great photo Doreen! @Despina, thanks for finding and sharing the blog. It was truly educational, indeed.

Ronald Lo
Ronald Lo 8 years ago

Cool! 1 or 2 slugs??

ShannaB 8 years ago

Oh wow, that is amazing. Great spot Doreen, and GREAT find Despina with that blog post!!!!! Who would've thought...?!

I think I have the answer, just click the link and read the blogpost, it's very educational :)

KarenL 8 years ago


Cammie C. Jeffries
Cammie C. Jeffries 8 years ago

Very odd, never seen anything like this!

ForestDragon 8 years ago

Slug love is so interesting! Beautiful find!

Vermont, USA

Spotted on Aug 12, 2008
Submitted on Jan 17, 2013

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