slug slime

I don’t know much about the biochemistry of slug slime, but many species have been used medicinally all over the world for centuries. Banana slugs supposedly have a compound in their mucus that acts as an anesthetic, which causes your tongue to go numb and may act as a deterrent to predators.

So…. for science.

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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.  

@rufiozuko, what is your favorite Rufio insult to Peter? Mine is “fart factory, slug-slimed, sack of rat guts in cat vomit, cheesy, scab-picked, pimple-squeezing finger bandage”