Last Monday I visited Megan's lab at the University of Maryland. It had been more than 2 years since my previous visit. Megan's Ph.D. research is about slugs. So she's got quite a number of them around.
The smaller containers were for the smaller slugs, including these Pallifera sp., which grow to about 2 cm.
There were also several bigger containers for the...
bigger slugs like these Philomycus carolinianus. When fully stretched they can be 7-8 cm long.
Afterwards we went to a local eatery and had burritos for lunch. Our lunch conversation was, of course, about slugs and snails. We have been independently collecting data about some local slug species. So we decided to unite our efforts and have a joint presentation at next year's American Malacological Society meeting. We still have to do some experiments in the spring to try to duplicate in the lab what we've been observing in the wild. It'll be a fun project.