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Nemaslugs and tortoises
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Old 31-05-2012, 8:48 PM
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Default Nemaslugs and tortoises

I just want to check that it is same to use nemaslugs with a tortoise in the garden. Everything I have read says Nemaslugs is safe with pets but I'm still scared incase it harms my tortoise.
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Old 01-06-2012, 7:20 AM
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I think you should check with one of the tortoise societies - anyone on here could say "yes, of course it's safe" - but what if they were wrong? Check with the experts
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Old 01-06-2012, 10:26 AM
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Nematodes only attack species they are adapted to breed from, so it would be very, very unlikely that they would move from soil or inside the body of a slug to a reptile, especially as tortoises are largely herbivorous and slugs form a tiny part of their diet.

Nematodes need soil to survive, so any spilled on vegetation will quickly die.

You could ask someone who's a tortoise expert. Remember though, that if you ask an astronomer if there's a chance you could be hit by an asteroid, he/she would be bound to say "Yes."
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