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Hidden Treasures Under Rotting Logs

Eight out of ten logs that I lifted up (and replaced in the position I found them) this week had tiny pearl-like eggs in clusters about one inch in diameter underneath them.  Roughly 30 eggs were in each cluster. Whether these were slug or snail eggs I could not say, but mature slugs do deposit their eggs in the fall, often after mid-October, so one might assume these eggs were deposited by slugs.  To see the hatching of slug eggs, which can take place in just a few weeks if conditions are right, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsKtCZ99Hcw.

 If a reader knows categorically how to distinguish snail from slug eggs, please enlighten those of us who are naturally curious with a comment!

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4 responses

  1. Dianne Rochford

    Oh Mary……As always I thank you for sharing your ‘Naturally Curious’ gifts.

    May your life be filled with Love & Joy..

    :-),Dianne >

    November 8, 2021 at 8:07 am

  2. Alice

    Great video! …a slimy creature lays a slimy egg & a little slimy creature emerges.

    November 8, 2021 at 8:17 am

  3. Alice

    I’m reading that slug eggs are clearer than snail eggs, but I’m sure you know that, Mary. There are lots of other bugs in your photo: sowbugs, milli- or centipedes & something big to the left of the eggs.

    November 8, 2021 at 9:23 am

  4. Dianne Rochford

    Oh, dear Mary……….THANK YOU ……THANK YOU……You are a blessing to our ‘Curious Family’.

    :-), Dianne >

    November 10, 2021 at 10:10 am

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