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Ive been gathering old cigarette filters and distributing them around under the
benches. It doesn't take all that many and they don't smell (or maybe they do
and the fans clear the smell out). I've not seen a single slug since. There's
always water in the gh floor and it seems the liquid nicotine makes a barrier
the slugs avoid. Wahhahaha!

Jens, I protect myself very well by not getting in the nicotine water. It's in the
floor, you know. I don't often crawl around the gh floor...it's concrete and
rather ouchy on old knees.
 

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Ive been gathering old cigarette filters and distributing them around under the
benches. It doesn't take all that many and they don't smell (or maybe they do
and the fans clear the smell out). I've not seen a single slug since. There's
always water in the gh floor and it seems the liquid nicotine makes a barrier
the slugs avoid. Wahhahaha!

Jens, I protect myself very well by not getting in the nicotine water. It's in the
floor, you know. I don't often crawl around the gh floor...it's concrete and
rather ouchy on old knees.
Ah, I thought, you had got hold of liquid nicotine, that is sometimes used in laboratories, where they have to make sure that nothing - as in absolutely nothing is alive and kicking! Your low-dosis treatment seems to my relief so much more safe! 🙂
And a pretty affordable strategem!
 

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Very affordable since the used filters are free from a nephew. I am aware of
lab use of liquid nicotine and I never intend to try to acquire it. The old, used
filters have quite enough nicotine to do the job.
 

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Very affordable since the used filters are free from a nephew. I am aware of
lab use of liquid nicotine and I never intend to try to acquire it. The old, used
filters have quite enough nicotine to do the job.
No doubt, given that cigarette butts that find their way into puddles and streams, and the ocean are known killers. I like the recycling idea as slug killers or repellents. I'd worry however about tobacco mosaic virus getting into the greenhouse ecosystem.
 
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