I just noticed I haven't written in the whole month of July,too busy doing other things,but from now on I'll better my ways.A good opportunity to start my small serie of SlugMythbusters.
The first one I'll start with is this one:copper will deter slugs and snails from entering your garden.The reason this is so(or not)is that they will receive a small shock when they try to crawl over a copper surface:their blood contains copper and having such moist skin creates a nice small current.
My small experiment was this:get a copper ring,place slug inside it and see what happens:will it:
A.retract when it hits the wall,and try to find another way out
B.don't move at all or
C.just crawl over the copper,thereby busting this myth
As they say,a picture tells more than a thousand words:
Hmm...yes...I call that myth busted?Next time more slug and snail myths.