12 December 2010

Another cold slug

After several days with temperatures just above the freezing and even colder nights, the weather got slightly milder over the weekend and it rained. So this morning I decided to do one more search for slugs in the woods before the cold weather returned.

A half an hour spent staring at wet beech trunks yielded 2 Megapallifera mutabilis. Here is one of them.

The air temperature near the slug, as seen in the photo, was 5.6°C. This slug was colder than these, but not as cold as this one.


Kazimir Majorinc said...

Where slugs hide if temperatures are even lower? How many of them die of freezing?


I suspect that they follow the cracks in the soil & go deep into the ground.