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Activity: Slug drinking preferences experiment

Slugs famously love beer. Do they love any other drinks?

We’ve tried using some of our home made elderflower fizz and comparing it with beer.

Here are the two identical saucers of drink- both placed in a greenhouse border that has a LOT of slugs. I removed a handful of baby slugs from the lettuces before putting the saucers down. The orange/brown drink is beer, the pale drink is elderflower.

The saucers were left overnight, and in the morning:

So, slugs very keen on beer, not at all keen on elderflower fizz- at least, not this very fresh hardly fermented stuff. Maybe if we let it get really yeasty and alcoholic they’d like it more?

Why not try this with different drinks- and keep us updated with what your slugs prefer!

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