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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:09 pm    Post subject: Slug eggs? Reply with quote

I planted a Japanese Maple Acer tree the other day above my veg patch (separated and raised from it by wooden sleepers) & as I was planting it I noticed that the root ball was choc-a-bloc with what I assume were slug eggs. Does this essentially mean my veg patch will become overrun with the slithery gluttons & if so would a good dose of Nemaslug sort out the eggs before they hatch? Thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

are you sure they were slug eggs? Could have been granules of slow release fertilizer in the compost. The slug eggs are usually in clusters like frog spawn and always in a damp place.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Michael, that makes sense now; looks like they were in fact fertizer granules as they weren't in clusters like you mentioned. At least I know now! Embarassed
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found some round 3mm eggs in a pot I was dumping last weekend,
Most of them were white but some were a very bright yellow colour.
would anyone have any idea what these were ???

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