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Cleaning away slugs

In my previous post, I wrote about the slugs I discover in the grow bed. From a bit of reading on the internet, I found out they don't breath under water, which means they'll start climbing up to escape water. So, I flooded the grow bed, and started picking them up.

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The flooding did not only bring the slugs out, but also tons of tiny little insects, that are around 2mm in length.. Here's a macro shot of one on the siphon:

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After picking up all the slugs that surfaced, I decided to spray the plants with water, to wash away and residue left by the insects.