The Secret Life of Slugs

Slugs secret life

Here are a few interesting facts about the life of slugs. After you've read this, you'll probably want to take action right away to take control over them.

  1. Slugs can be destructive to gardens, farms and landscaped areas. They eat many times their own body weight each night and destroy plants beyond recovery.
  2. Every plant, vegetable and flower can serve as food for slugs. 
  3. Land slugs have a slimy body which prevents them from drying out.
  4. Only 5% of the slug population appears aboveground at any time.
  5. Heavily infested fields can have approximately 9 slugs per square foot.
  6. In favourable conditions, a slug can live up to 6 years. 
  7. They used to live in the ocean, which is why they need to keep moist.
  8. There are 30 slug species.
  9. Slug eggs can be present everywhere in the soil. They can remain there for years and hatch when conditions are right. 
  10. They only have one lung. Slugs breathe using their lung or skin.
  11. Slugs have both male and female reproductive organs. 
  12. They can stretch out to 20 times their normal length.