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String of slug/snail eggs?

I have googled this and can't believe they are snail/slug eggs as they seem much too big. (The lid is about 6in in diameter). Do any of you have personal experience of these? 


  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150
    Not me but Cloggie has...

    Lyn identified them as leopard slug eggs. 😊
  • FireFire North LondonPosts: 16,500
    If so, they are the gardeners' friend.
  • Pauline 7Pauline 7 West Yorkshire Posts: 2,129
    Are leopard slugs gardener's friends then. ....why?  I thought slugs were enemies. 
  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150
    Pauline. Leopard slugs eat other slugs, not plants.
    Friendly little cannibals 🍴😀.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 80,487
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • FireFire North LondonPosts: 16,500
    Thanks for that link, Dove. I didn't know that slugs evolved from snails.
  • EsspeeEsspee Posts: 274
    Thank you all.  I am now convinced. I had thought the slugs in my compost bin were leopard slugs, didn't realise they could grow to 16cm (thanks Dove). At that size the eggs are more believable.  Mine are opaque so may be dead.
    Gardeners world members are a wonderful mine of information.
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