Most fresh-water slugs are edible if they are thoroughly cooked to kill any parasites and bacteria they may carry, some of which are extremely harmful to humans. Slugs also feed on poisonous mushrooms and should be fed lettuce, bran or meal for a week to detoxify before being consumed.Continue Reading
When collecting slugs, wear gloves to prevent direct skin contact, and wash hands thoroughly afterward to avoid contracting parasites and disease.
Some members of the slug family are considered fine-tasting delicacies, such as certain snails. Others reportedly taste bad, or have very little flavor, no matter how they are prepared. Before cooking slugs, remember to immerse them in equal parts water and vinegar until they are dead and their mucus has been released.Learn more about Slugs & Snails
Snails do not have teeth like humans or mammals. Instead, like most mollusks, snails have radulas, which look like tongues in the snail's mouth. The radulas have tiny teeth on them, used for gripping and grinding food. A radula's appearance is often used by scientists to identify and classify snails.Full Answer >
Decomposers include certain types of bacteria, worms, slugs, snails and fungi. All of these organisms break down or eat dead or decomposing organisms to help carry out the process of decomposition. They are the last step in the food chain, which recycles nutrients and breaks down wastes and organic matter in the ecosystem.Full Answer >
Decomposers that live in a desert include fungi, slugs, snails, bacteria and worms. The decomposers are needed to eat dead things.Full Answer >
Fungi, worms, bacteria, snails and slugs are all types of decomposers. Decomposers get the nutrients they need by eating dead and decaying materials. These organisms keep ecosystems healthy by ensuring plants get the nutrients they need to survive.Full Answer >