A Slug Discovery

I made an exciting discovery this morning while moving log chunks.

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Three slugs were under one of the pieces of wood.

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These tiny eggs were under the same log. I’d never seen any like them before.

A quick online search for “slug eggs” answered my question.  The website showed that the more transparent ones were newly-layed.

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There was no shortage of roly polys under the wood.

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A grub didn’t like the disturbance and tried to get covered back up. Grubs are immature beetles.

… What are those tiny egg-looking things between the 2 sticks?


9 responses to this post.

  1. Wow. I just learned a whole lot more than I ever knew before about slugs. Wonderful shots, especially of the slug eggs.


  2. Posted by Therese on May 1, 2013 at 8:05 am

    Wonderful pictures! Very educational!


  3. Gross and really cool at the same time!! Great shots. )


  4. I saw a great big pink one feeding on fungi last year. Nice shots-I know how small those eggs really are!


    • It didn’t take too many pictures to get that one. I use a Canon PowerShot SX130. I’m not a camera inclined person. They make no sense to me at all.


  5. Are you sure you weren’t a bear or some other grub seeking animal in a past life? You are having way too much fun overturning logs and rocks!


    • You’re probably right on some past life grub-seeking ….. You should see all the rocks I have in the yard and all the wood chunks left after a project.


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