Baby bananna slugs

arachnocat

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I've had quite a few little babies hatch. It takes about a month for the eggs to develop. Bananna slugs come in a wide range of colors (not just yellow) so I'm hoping to breed a few different colors just for fun. So far I've had a few dark colored ones hatch. I'm hoping they'll have more distinct spots and colors when they get a little bigger.
I usually feed them lettuce and veggies but I thought I would try some apple. The adults ate it but it was too tough for the little guys.



I keep the babies separate, but I must have left an egg in the adult tank. I found this little guy hanging out with his parents.

 

bugmankeith

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All I know is snails and slugs LOVE cuttlebone and dry dog or cat kibble, it's insane how they are attracted to that stuff! Bananas are another favorite.
 

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What other colors do they come in and are they legal to own? Those look really cool but not the bright yellow I have seen in books and on TV. Do they get any bigger?
 

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Banana slugs are native to California. They can grow up 9" supposedly but I've only seen ones around 5-6". I'm not sure about the legalities of shipping them to other states. I think all slugs are lumped into the "potential pest" category though.
They actually come in a wide variety of colors. From bright solid yellow to spotted or a brownish color. I've even seen pics of white ones.
 

Tleilaxu

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SWEET none the less you definetly have the sterotypical banana colored ones. Keep us updated these are really cool, I look forward to your breeding efforts of differnt colors.
 

EAD063

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Slugs are cool little things... You can find them everywhere I thought though. Just turn over a ton of rocks and you should find 'em.

Ed
 

beetleman

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yeah ive got a bunch of the yellows aswell they are getting huge,but no eggs yet,but i'm pretty sure they will lay some aswell(i hope) i feed mine romain lettuce,cucumber(they go nuts over it)and apples too,good luck with the babies,i had the spotted forms in the past,they kinda look like the gateway computer patterns{D awesome slugs!:clap:
 

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Here in Vancouver we get them 9" if not more and they actually have a slightly greenish yellow color to them and brown patches that make them look like rotting bananas. HUGE slugs though
 

chrispy

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congrats again

Congrats on the babies.They all look like the yellows. Do you have the spotted banannas seperated? Do they keep their spots as they age?
 

Mr. Mordax

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I've seen some HUGE ones here in Oregon. Huzzah to the Pacific NW! :D

We have one in the BugZoo here named "Booger." Everyone thinks it's gross, but it's still kinda cute.
 

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I'm not sure when or if they will get spots. I thought they might develop as they get older. I saw a website that said they can grow up to 12". I can't even imagine a slug that long. They're only the second largest in the world too.
 

Vermis

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Slugs creep me out a little*, I admit it; but your babies, especially the one in the second photo, are kind of endearing. :)

*Definitely not as much as your new avatar, though.
 

bugmankeith

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Spotted or white would be nice, orange or green would look cool if they came in those colors.
 

bistrobob85

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Nice little slugs, i just wish they were legal here, i'd have a hard time resisting to get some of those little yellow guys :). Those things, even their name always make me smile!!!!

phil.
 
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