WEIRD EGGS!! Can someone help identify?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chick4chix, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. chick4chix

    chick4chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These have nothing to do with chickens- but thought someone could help identify them. I posted this on the gardening site too - so far nothing. I found these eggs in my compost this morning- they are soft, clear, football shaped, and about the size of a Vit E capsule, or my fingernail. They are strung end to end like a string of pearls. I held one up to the light and gazed inside with a magnifying glass- there is an embryo inside- but I can't identify it. I've looked everywhere on the internet, and it's not frogs, or toads, or lizards, or snails- what are they??? Anyone know?? I thought perhaps someone had come across this and would know what they are.[​IMG]

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  2. Heiko27

    Heiko27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just saw those too in my garden. In the area there were a lot of millipedes, centipedes, slugs and snails, but I don't know
     
  3. LoreenH

    LoreenH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe slug?
     
  4. h2olilee

    h2olilee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like slug eggs to me. I'm a big time gardener in the PNW and I see them all the time.
     
  5. chick4chix

    chick4chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh ughhh! I hope not slugs! I was hoping they were something fun I could hatch [​IMG] like "ground dwelling toad/frog/lizard" haha
     
  6. ChicknThief

    ChicknThief Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can still hatch it! Start a "slugwatch" thread [​IMG] Who knows, you could start a trend [​IMG] BackyardSlimies
     
  7. chick4chix

    chick4chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:EWWWW!!! OF all the yucky things I dont' mind handling, slugs are NOT one of them! [​IMG] I stepped on one once barefoot and that sensation has never left- you can't wash off the slime! Even my chickens won't touch them! The one that loves snails took a bite of one once, then spent the next half hour wiping her beak on everything and anything (including me) to try and get the slime off- she eyes any insect I hold out for her now with suspicion haha.
     
  8. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    Quote:EWWWW!!! OF all the yucky things I dont' mind handling, slugs are NOT one of them! [​IMG] I stepped on one once barefoot and that sensation has never left- you can't wash off the slime! Even my chickens won't touch them! The one that loves snails took a bite of one once, then spent the next half hour wiping her beak on everything and anything (including me) to try and get the slime off- she eyes any insect I hold out for her now with suspicion haha.

    The only way to get "slug slime" off that I have found is to grab a hand full of sand and rub, rub, rub! Then soap up.. ewwww!
     

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