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So two nights ago I set out a beer trap in one of my children's beakers (sorry kids) and in the morning there were 29 slugs in it which I thought must be some kind of record.

Until last night when 40 of the critters were caught!  Now I realise there probably isn't a Guinness world record for number of slugs caught in a single trap so I thought I'd ask you - has anyone ever caught more in a single trap in one night?!


  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 4,982

    That does sound an above average amount! I haven't had that many in a beer trap but did collect over 20 slugs and snails from around and on one Hosta back a few weeks ago


    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    Oh my! Here we go! image

    Don't look Hazel...for all sorts of reasons!!!

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,174

    Oh yuck, that looks gross. What a waste of beer!

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • TonksTonks Posts: 54

    Haha.  Beer is much more replaceable in my opinion than hostas and my beautiful (ex) lobelia!

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,785

    Sadly I've found that the better the beer the more slugs you get - they love Adnams Broadside image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 4,982

    I was very torn the other night when all I had to lure the slugs was my last Hobgoblin - I nearly wept pouring that out! They 'appreciated' it image

    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949

    I can't drink beer so at least don't have the issue of wasting the good stuff but I did catch 12 slugs and a frog one night. After that I stopped using them as I felt so sorry for the frog (very much alive and kicking).

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,174

    Ohhhhh no AuntyRach - not the Hobgoblin! One of my favourites!

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • iceice Posts: 332

    Dove! You can't use adnams like that!

    Hmmm might try tonight. Any idea if they go after cider.?

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