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Banana Slugs: Secret of the Slime | Deep Look

YOU’VE BEEN SLIMED. Beneath the towering redwoods lives one of the most peculiar creatures in California: the banana slug. They’re coated with a liquid crystal ooze that solves many problems slugs face in the forest – and maybe some of our own. Watch our new “Deep Look” video:

http://youtu.be/mHvCQSGanJg

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Sluuuuuuuuuuugs!  Leopard slug, Limax maximus, I found outside of my grandparents house.  These slugs can grow up to 8 inches long and hunts down other slugs to eat as well as being a detrivore..  They were first found in America in 1867 by George Washington Tryon in Philadelphia.  These things mate in the strangest way, hanging from a branch by thick slime strands and intertwining their bodies while spinning from the slime.