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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabidbun View Post
    I never knew I had so many! Does crushing their shells kill them or do you have to be sure to squish the snail bit too incidentally? Spose at least the slug nematodes have worked!
    Seriously? Take the whole thing out. I love stamping on snails - ask Zazen
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    I was hitting them with scissors. Spose I should just collect and take them to The Patio of Snail Oblivion instead so that they can meet my Foot of Doom +1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabidbun View Post
    I was hitting them with scissors. Spose I should just collect and take them to The Patio of Snail Oblivion instead so that they can meet my Foot of Doom +1.
    There is nothing more satisfying when you have a flat surface underfoot. The only time they get thrown is when they are on my gravel. Sometimes I'm amazed at how far I can hurl them. They are quite aerodynamic!
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    I cannot, literally cannot, bring myself to stamp on or snip a slug or snail. I have had the odd hurl, but I have to apologise to them before they take flight. Salt water is the only way for me - but I'm sure its just as painful for them as all the other methods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabidbun View Post
    I was hitting them with scissors.
    Wouldn't a hammer be more efficient? (perhaps you're related to my ex-flatmate who used to hammer in screws)
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    I cannot, literally cannot, bring myself to stamp on or snip a slug or snail. I have had the odd hurl, but I have to apologise to them before they take flight. Salt water is the only way for me - but I'm sure its just as painful for them as all the other methods.
    Me neither - even by accident makes me squirm. I throw them in the canal and hope they can't swim or get eaten by ducks first.


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    Quote Originally Posted by zazen999 View Post
    Me neither - even by accident makes me squirm. I throw them in the canal and hope they can't swim or get eaten by ducks first.
    Thank you Zaz, I was started to think that I was odd
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    Quote Originally Posted by VirginVegGrower View Post
    Seriously? Take the whole thing out. I love stamping on snails - ask Zazen
    *shivers...yes she does.

    But you grow a mean cucumber plant - just making a net for mine to grow up as it's already got harvestable cukes on it...well, 2 of them have. Marvelous


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