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.
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:
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.