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Re: Sensitized Slug Slime Recipe

When we were little, we would put out the beer to attract them; once they showed up for the beer, we'd then get the Morton's and pour the salt over them and watch them dissolve.. Those are some of my favorite summertime memories-- well, that, and running around catching the fireflies (lightening bugs) in the Mason jars. I guess kids have better things to do with their time now. ??

On Dec 9, 2007, at 3:22 PM, Katharine Thayer wrote:

Interesting that slugs dissolve in sugar, because it was always salt that kids used to use for the same purpose. Also beer was used to control slugs in the garden, but I'm not sure it dissolved the slugs, just attracted them and then they'd get trapped in the beer.

Hmm... I've had a stubborn bronchitis for weeks, but no, I think I'll stick with cough syrup and brandy, thanks. Shudder,

On Dec 9, 2007, at 12:07 PM, John Cremati wrote:

Researchers studying the chemistry of slug slime at the University of
Washington have found that it is a highly organized polymeric material that
can absorb water extremely rapidly-up to 100 times its initial volume. They
have not been able to reproduce it yet .....

Here is a recipe for Slug Syrup...
" Slug Syrup" ...... You take those really big slimy forest slugs ( can
get up to 9 inches long) or the lunkers you find in the garden..........
Put a layer of them in a jar....... You then put a layer of sugar over them,
then another layer of slugs....You do this till the jar is filled....The
sugar will dissolve the slugs in about a day.................. You then
run the mix thru a sieve andding 1/3 grain alcohol by volume .....

Down the hatch..... Slug Syrup is used for Ulcers, Bronchitis, asthma, and
is claimed to heal these conditions when nothing else will...............It
has antibacterial properties as well as a coating......It is considered a
super glue from nature..... If you buy the store bought variety, make sure
it is made using real slugs...

John Cremati