Tue 6 Jan, 2009 08:25 pm
I recently opened my worm farm for the first time in a while.
I had been colonised by revolting looking yellowish slugs, the biggest being about the size of a middle finger.
The worms are still there, but I was interested if anybody knows whether the slugs are preying on the worms or just eating the surrounding material.
And are they likely to be any use as bait?
I deal with slugs all the time. One of the nicknames for my city is "slugtown".
The easiest and most humane way to get rid of them is to pour a little beer into a cup and burry the cup up to the rim. The slugs will be attracted to the beer, fall into the cup and drown (but they probably don't care).
Despite living in a town nicknamed "please let-me-come-visit-you-and-take-me-fishingville" I've never heard of anyone using slugs for bait.
Of course, you can get arrested for using corn for bait here, soooo......
And your doctor can help you die here, sooooo....
Jeez. Now I need to borrow some medical marajuana, sooo....
I'd get rid of the slugs but I don't think they'll hurt your worms except maybe compete for yummy compost.
I picked out what I could and placed a container of (alcoholic ginger-) beer (all I had) in the bottom tray.
You can get arrested for using corn for bait? Wha'?
Hi boomerang, reporting back.
I suspect your method would be good in the garden, but I found more drowned worms than slugs in the farm.
sigh - back to picking them out by hand.
Thanks for the thought