Re: Sensitized Slug Slime Recipe
So do banana slugs (so named because they are yellowish in color and
about the size of a banana) taste like bananas?
On Dec 9, 2007, at 5:29 PM, david drake wrote:
I was brought up in British Columbia on the west coast of Canada.
We sometimes endearingly refer to it as the 'Wet Coast' as it can
rain for very long periods. Consequently, the slugs are everywhere
during the rainy season, some as big as 6-8 inches. As for slug
slime: As a child, I was told that it contains a mild anesthetic
which helps keep predators at bay. Of course we all gave the slime
a try and put it on our tongues! mmmmmm! I think I recall that it
had a numbing effect?
Oh, and the black slugs were called licorice slugs because it was
said that their slime tastes of it.
On 9-Dec-07, at 3:07 PM, John Cremati wrote:
Researchers studying the chemistry of slug slime at the University of
Washington have found that it is a highly organized polymeric
can absorb water extremely rapidly-up to 100 times its initial
have not been able to reproduce it yet .....
Here is a recipe for Slug Syrup...
" Slug Syrup" ...... You take those really big slimy forest
slugs ( can
get up to 9 inches long) or the lunkers you find in the
Put a layer of them in a jar....... You then put a layer of sugar
then another layer of slugs....You do this till the jar is
sugar will dissolve the slugs in about a day..................
run the mix thru a sieve andding 1/3 grain alcohol by volume .....
Down the hatch..... Slug Syrup is used for Ulcers, Bronchitis,
is claimed to heal these conditions when nothing else
has antibacterial properties as well as a coating.....It is
super glue from nature..... If you buy the store bought variety,
it is made using real slugs...
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