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buzzy



Joined: 04 Jan 2011
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Location: In a small wood on the edge of the Huntingdonshire Wolds
PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 16 8:32 am    Post subject: Mollusc porn!  Reply with quote    

Perhaps some of you don't like slugs, but ever since I read about the mating habits of this one (when I was at school) I have hoped to see it. Just my luck that I should spot this couple getting it together from my front door frame on an evening when I really needed to have an early night for an early start next morning. Took a couple of snaps then had to leave them to it.

You can read all about it on line - look up Limax maximus. They normallly 'do it' dangling from trees (how athletic! ).





Henry

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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Location: yes
PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 16 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

good snap,amazing critters but as you suspected i dont like em to the point where genocide seems reasonable (only where i grow veg, anywhere else the slimey hoard are delightful)

the dangling thing is rather clever and well worth looking out for.

buzzy



Joined: 04 Jan 2011
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Location: In a small wood on the edge of the Huntingdonshire Wolds
PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 16 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
good snap,amazing critters but as you suspected i dont like em to the point where genocide seems reasonable (only where i grow veg, anywhere else the slimey hoard are delightful)

the dangling thing is rather clever and well worth looking out for.


It certainly is. I'm not sure why these two decided on my door frame - it's not as if I don't have lots of trees. Maybe the moment just arrived! I was surprised that there was no residue the next morning. They must re-absorb the slime rope and the fixing point, I assume. I wish I had had more time to look at the spectacle.

Henry

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 16 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I wish they would absorb the slime elsewhere! Good picture Buzzy, and amazing to see it.

Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
Posts: 4453
Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 16 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I hadn't known how they did the deed until I saw this clip years ago

https://vimeo.com/16731697

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