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Snails on the wall

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Postby V0RT3X; Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:07 pm Re: Snails on the wall

Tricky-Loops wrote:
V0RT3X wrote:When i was a kid I used to use snails and slugs as slingshot ammunition. I feel pretty bad now but back then me and friends thought it was funny.
Imagine you'd have used nails instead of snails... :o :evil: :hihi:



Well we would'nt shoot anyone with the slugs except cars that would drive by on our road. Some people actually would stop their vehicles and try to catch us but we would run off :hihi:

Even when i was a kid I had better common sense than to use nails in my slingshot. I wasn't that crazy as a kid :uhuhuh:

Now I try to minimize bug killing because i know they have a right to live just as much as I do. I mean if i do it by accident when I mow the lawn well I don't let it weigh on my conscience.

IF i see a slug on the ground I won't step on it because I can.
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Postby arkmabat; Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:10 pm Re: Snails on the wall

Saved a worm a week ago from being dried out on the cement and stepped on. This topic's been on my mind... Really cars kill more bugs than anything though. A car's grill is a graveyard for bugs.
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Postby deastman; Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:49 pm Re: Snails on the wall

I've been working on shooting macro video of snails for several years now. I find them kind of fascinating. Sadly, I haven't seen many around here for the past two years. We have banana slugs around these parts, so I might need to switch subjects.
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Postby Frantz; Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:12 pm Re: Snails on the wall

:singer: "All in all it's just another snail on the wall."
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Postby nasenmann; Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:15 am Re: Snails on the wall

Trying to be compassionate with every living thing (nice to see a complete lack of gtfo hippie responses so far :lol:)
Only exception are spiders when they reach a critical size. Solid arachnophobe here. Also sort of fascinated with them but if they get too close they're in trouble.

If you have a garden to protect or simply find slimy life forms very repulsive, i can understand you wanna get rid of them.
Just don't dissolve them in salt....YUCK!! That's, like, Snail Auschwitz.
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Postby vurt; Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:20 am Re: Snails on the wall

arkmabat wrote:Saved a worm a week ago from being dried out on the cement and stepped on. This topic's been on my mind... Really cars kill more bugs than anything though. A car's grill is a graveyard for bugs.


bugs should be more careful when crossing the street.
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Postby SODDI; Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:49 pm Re: Snails on the wall

I think OP should eat those snails. Garlic and butter make almost anything palatable.
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Postby Sendy; Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:22 pm Re: Snails on the wall

nasenmann wrote:Trying to be compassionate with every living thing (nice to see a complete lack of gtfo hippie responses so far :lol:)


Same here, better to be kind if you can, though admittedly, in some circumstances that's just not practical, and if you have to do a bit of pest extermination, there's no point being saddened by it. I just prefer it as a last resort.

I just found the more I studied snails the more cute and interesting they are, so I keep them as pets these days. There's something relaxing and healing about caring for something vulnerable, and their slow movement can help if I'm in a bad mood. Doesn't mean you have to be a bleeding heart every time someone kills an ant :hihi:

Would I eat snails? Nope, not in a million years. I do like the feeling of them crawling on my hand, though. The way they move is neat. (they are literally surfing on sine waves!)
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Postby Zombie Queen; Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:32 pm Re: Snails on the wall

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Postby Sendy; Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:36 pm Re: Snails on the wall

/\ Sounds like she was using the snail for... gratification? :hihi:

If snails could make music, it would sound like this.

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Postby Tricky-Loops; Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:58 pm Re: Snails on the wall

vurt wrote:
arkmabat wrote:Saved a worm a week ago from being dried out on the cement and stepped on. This topic's been on my mind... Really cars kill more bugs than anything though. A car's grill is a graveyard for bugs.
bugs should be more careful when crossing the street.
Pigs should be more careful in the slaughterhouse...
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Postby SODDI; Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:26 pm Re: Snails on the wall

We had our first visitor this week. A palmetto bug, which is essentially a giant cockroach that FLIES. One crawled in through our vents on Friday and started exploring the kitchen. They get lost, they belong in the leaf litter in the woods behind the house. It was a small one, only about 2 inches long. I gooshed that f**ker fast.

I don't go out of my way to kill insects and arthopods, but I refuse to share my living space with them.

We have anoles and skinks around our house. but there are not enough of them to put even a small dent in the vermin population. There is also a small population of mantises, but I've never seen a large one.
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Postby SODDI; Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:29 pm Re: Snails on the wall

nasenmann wrote:If you have a garden to protect or simply find slimy life forms very repulsive, i can understand you wanna get rid of them.
Just don't dissolve them in salt....YUCK!! That's, like, Snail Auschwitz.


The beer trick I quoted for slugs works on snails, too.

Don't worry, they die drunk.
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Postby arkmabat; Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:44 pm Re: Snails on the wall

SODDI wrote:There is also a small population of mantises, but I've never seen a large one.

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Postby Redmerkurii; Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:36 am Re: Snails on the wall

Mantises are cool. Many large and beautiful types to be found here Down Under. I like spiders too and gently encourage them to leave if found in my home.

But mosquitoes are enemy no.1 in my books. The very spawn of Beelzebub and should be exterminated with extreme prejudice.

Snails. well they're just potential snack food really...
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