WE’RE BANANAS- FOR SLUGS!
- Pacific banana slugs are the 2nd largest species of terrestrial slug on earth. They grow up to 10 inches long and weigh up to 4 ounces.)
- They can be found from Alaska to California in forests.
- Pacific banana slugs are decomposers. They decompose plant material and animal droppings. They produce very rich soil which is essential to the habitat they live in.
- They are mollusks.
- They have teeth on their tongues.
- Pacific banana slugs have 2 pairs of tentacles. The larger pair detect light and movement. The smaller pair detect chemicals. They can regrow tentacles.
- Pacific banana slugs cover themselves in a layer of mucus to protect from themselves from drying out. This slick slime also helps them breathe.
- They do lay eggs under leaves and cover.
- Pacific banana slugs have one foot that they use to get them around the forest floor.
And they are the college mascot of UC Santa Cruz, in California! (I think that’s the right school) 😂