Slug Eats Earthworms



A new slug seen in England, which previously was found in only Turkey and Georgia, eats beneficial earthworms.

The slug is called the Ghost Slug because it most likely evolved in a cave in darkness. It is white, has razor sharp teeth and is carnivorous.

An ecologist at Cardiff University says the places to search for the slug is under plant pots, paving slabs or stones on soil. Be on the lookout while digging in gardens as well because these slugs like the soft soil in which earthworms live. Check out compost heaps too.

While scientists search for a cure for the ghost slug, there are simple ways to control common garden slugs in the garden.

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