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
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
can absorb water extremely rapidly-up to 100 times its initial
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
Put a layer of them in a jar....... You then put a layer of sugar
then another layer of slugs....You do this till the jar is
sugar will dissolve the slugs in about a day..................
run the mix thru a sieve andding 1/3 grain alcohol by volume .....
Down the hatch..... Slug Syrup is used for Ulcers, Bronchitis,
is claimed to heal these conditions when nothing else
has antibacterial properties as well as a coating......It is
super glue from nature..... If you buy the store bought variety,
it is made using real slugs...