2nd October 2019

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Is a slug a herbivore?

As well as these herbivorous slugs, the UK is also home to a number of omnivorous and carnivorous species, some of which eat carrion and some of which actively hunt other slugs and snails.

Moreover, are slugs carnivores?

The other 95% is underground digesting your seedlings, laying eggs, and feeding on roots and seed sprouts. Most British slugs eat rotting vegetation, but a few are carnivorous. Slugs do play an important role in ecology by eating decomposing vegetation. A slug is essentially a snail without a shell.

What is a slug classified as?

The word slug is also often used as part of the common name of any gastropod mollusc that has no shell, a very reduced shell, or only a small internal shell, particularly sea slugs and semislugs (this is in contrast to the common name snail, which applies to gastropods that have a coiled shell large enough that the
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