How to use Slugs in a sentence
A couple more slugs of this stuff and I'll be fine.
She reached down behind the desk and brought out a bottle of gin and poured two healthy slugs into water glasses.
Three slugs of gin later he managed to get away, just as the desk was beginning to look appealing.
Slugs and woodlice are the worst enemies of mushroom crops.
Various species among those that are predaceous attack smaller insects, hunt in packs crustaceans larger than themselves, insert their narrow heads into snail-shells to pick out and devour the occupants, or pursue slugs and earthworms underground.Advertisement
In other slugs, namely, Limax and Anion, the shell-sac remains permanently closed over the shell-plate, which in the latter genus consists of a granular mass of carbonate of lime.
The permanence of the primitive shell-sac in these slugs is a point of considerable interest.
Whether the closed primitive shell-sac of the slugs (and with it the transient embryonic shell-gland of all other Mollusca) is precisely the same thing as the closed sac in which the calcareous pen or shell of the Cephalopod Sepia and its allies is formed, is a further question which we shall consider when dealing with the Cephalopoda.
The commoner European slugs of small size all belong to the genus Limax, in which the opening of the mantle-chamber is posterior.
In small flowers which are crowded at the same level or in flat flowers in which the stigmas and anthers project but little, slugs or snails creeping over their surface may transfer to the stigma the pollen which clings to the slimy foot.Advertisement
Slugs are often destructive to the young shoots, but may be checked by a few sprinklings of soot or lime.
One advantage of using edgings of this kind, especially in kitchen gardens, is that they do not harbour slugs and similar vermin, which all live edgings do, and often to a serious extent, if they are left to grow large.
Pallas in 1778, who took them to be slugs and described them under the name Limax lanceolatus.
Aldrovandi in De animalibus insectis (1602) almost contemporaneously distinguished between "terrestrial insects," including woodlice, earthworms and slugs, and "aquatic insects," comprising annelids and starfishes.
In some Pulmonata (snails) the foot is extended at right angles to the visceral hump, which rises from it in the form of a coil as in Streptoneura; in others the visceral hump is not elevated, but is extended with the foot, and the shell is small or absent (slugs).Advertisement
In England the word "snail" in popular language is associated with Gasteropods which inhabit land or fresh water, and which possess large conspicuous spiral shells; terrestrial Gasteropods, in which the shell is rudimentary and concealed, are distinguished as "slugs."
The families Limacidae, Arionidae and Oncidiidae of the same sub-order, include nearly all the slugs.
Thus the whole of the Pulmonata (which breathe air, are destitute of gill-plumes and operculum and have a complicated hermaphrodite reproductive system) are either snails or slugs.
They are mostly carnivorous, and eat other pests such as slugs, so they are generally beneficial in the garden.
Fresh soot is rather caustic and may be used as a soil fumigant to destroy insects and slugs.Advertisement
I have a dill seedling, safely tucked away under a plastic bottle cloche away from the mean old slugs.
I'm planning the opposite way up for my bottle tops - mini cloches to hopefully defend against the evil slugs!
May be attacked by aphids, vine weevil, slugs, leaf and bud eelworms and greenhouse red spider mite.
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These fertilizers make lush, rapid growth which only encourages slugs!Advertisement
Slugs and snails don't have jaws, instead they have a radula, they are the only animals to have a radula.
A couple had started to go rotten - thanks slugs.
The problem is that it could be confused with other sea slugs of the same genus, especially the common species Doto coronata.
Therefore the only effectual way to destroy slugs is to sow lime, in dust, and not slaked.
Did you know coffee grinds are great for deterring slugs?
No worse than them eating too many slugs I suppose.
Well, have to have something nice to think about whilst picking the horrible slugs off your brassicas!
These traps will only attract slugs from a nearby area.
Still the dry worked wonders keeping the slugs down.
You can always see the lazy common seals lying about sunbathing like large gray slugs.
There will be no big black slugs shot at, only the ones you shoot through your gun.
I think I can answer some of these questions by considering the behavior of garden slugs living on a hard ceramic floor.
Dried couch grass - lightly sprinkled - toxic to slugs.
If you don't like the feel of slugs use a hand trowel to pick them up.
The Romans are credited with having purposely introduced the edible snail (Helix pomatia) into England, and the common garden snail and slugs (Helix aspersa, Limax agrestis and Anion hortensis) have been unwittingly established in New Zealand.
Secondly, the group uses DNA sequences to estimate the topology and timing of deep evolutionary relationships among the pulmonate land snails and slugs.
Slugs and snails do n't have jaws, instead they have a radula, they are the only animals to have a radula.
When they 're young and tender they 're vulnerable to slugs and snails which rasp away at the stem until the whole plant shrivels.
Slugs are masters in secreting such slimy substances all over their body, especially on the ventral side.
Each night, the slugs crawled out of the moons and stars and slithered off on their fungal foray.
Kill the slugs = no eggs or destroy the eggs = no slugs.
Well, have to have something nice to think about whilst picking the horrible slugs off your brassicas !
Dead slugs & snails left for a few days in water to ferment.
If you do n't like the feel of slugs use a hand trowel to pick them up.
The feline worms use snails and slugs as hosts.
Birds eat the slugs, the cat eats the bird and the lungworms are in the cat's body before you know it.
It sometimes reaches a height of 12 inches or more, and is only hardy in dry and sunny places; in a sharp winter and in cold places it is only safe under glass, and it needs careful protection from slugs at all times.
All that is necessary for their well-being is protection from slugs, which soon scent them from afar.
To protect it against slugs, which are too fond of it, strips of perforated zinc, about 3 inches wide, bent so as to form rings round the plants, are used.
The young leaves are a favourite prey of slugs and snails.
Snails and slugs are fond of this plant, and in spring, and even in mild winters, may destroy it.
Division. P. comosum is very slow-growing, and must be particularly guarded against slugs.
When the young plants are 3 inches in height, dibble them out again either into a frame or under handlights to keep away slugs.
Where slugs and snails are a problem, put out non-toxic slug bait or traps or use copper strips around the plants.
Slugs and snails love to chew on leaves, particularly hosta and other plants growing in moist, shady locations.
You can trap slugs and snails by sinking containers of beer into your garden near damaged plants.
Onions can also keep away slugs, aphids and other pests.
The biggest pests most home gardeners have to contend with are birds and slugs or snails.
Slugs and snails may also munch on the berries.
These common garden pests can be lured away from strawberries with a variety of organic traps, including a little beer poured into a pan to entice slugs away from fruit and into the pan where they drown.
The Allium members help deter slugs and aphids which can destroy nightshade vegetables.
The TVs should help, but gym staff often have an uncanny knack for offering up exciting choices like a documentary about garden slugs, a badly dubbed 70s drama from Poland, or the world cricket championships.
Slugs can do a lot of damage to your plants, but the good news is there are ways to get rid of these foul creatures without harming the planet.
There are about 40 different kinds of slugs in the United States, but the most common is known as the garden slug.
Slugs can damage the roots as well as the foliage of garden plants.
A good way to practice organic gardening slug control is to put measures in place to keep slugs away from your plants beginning early in the season.
This makes it harder for the slugs to get to your plants.
The mulch is a damp environment slugs will like and mulching too close to the plants gives them easy access to the good stuff.
Weeding regularly will help break up soil clumps that slugs like to hang out it and may be effective at reducing your populations.
You can also use lava rock to surround the garden as a physical barrier that slugs find it difficult to move through.
Using cedar or oak bark or gravel chips also makes a dehydrating environment that slugs don't like.
If you already have slugs in your garden, there are many different organic gardening slug control options you can try.
Slugs are attracted to the smell and will fall into the cup and drown.
It is thought that slugs like acidic soil, so adding lime will make it less attractive to them.
If all else fails, and if you are vigilant about looking for slugs in the garden, you can physically remove them from your garden when you see them.
If you can't stand the idea of touching slugs, even with gloves on, try removing them with chopsticks.
In many cases you can simply remove the offending bugs (like grubs and slugs) when you see them and relocate them to another part of the yard (or another yard).
He began as a performing artist, swallowing swords eating fire and slugs and doing feats of strength.
The so-called eelworms (Nematodes) may do immense damage on roots and in the grains of cereals, and every one knows how predatory slugs and snails are.
Karl Semper has shown that these slugs have, in addition to the usual pair of cephalic eyes, a number of eyes developed upon the dorsal integument.
The species of Helix are all herbivorous, like the Pulmonata generally; snails and slugs are well-known enemies to the gardener.
Tobacco dust will dislodge most of the numerous kinds of slugs, caterpillars or worms that make their appearance on the young shoots of vines or trees.
Never mind that to aliens from Mars, Earth women must be as sexually attractive as sea slugs, "Mars Needs Women".