Pickerel Lake, Pinckney State Recreation Area, Michigan
Slime trails are a good way to identify slugs and snails. When they cross over objects, their moist and gooey bodies will leave a trail of slime. If the trail dries out, it can become flaky and take on a more whitish color.
Life Stages And Gender
Tanya Dewey (photographer; copyright holder; identification), Animal Diversity Web
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Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2013. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed at http://animaldiversity.org.
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