Daylilies forum: Slugs poison is molding!

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Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
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cybersix
Jul 25, 2016 12:54 AM CST
I came out yesterday evening and looking at the flower beds I saw mold everywhere! Then looking closer I found that what is molding is the slug poison granules. More than one month ago I used iron phosphate against slugs.
I don't know what happens, or if it's normal because it have to decay anyway now every granule of it has white mold and the beds are full of it.

I sprayed water with peroxide when I saw it, but this morning is no better. So I'm thinking of scratching it out from the soil.
Or is it normal?
It's the first time I use it! Thank You!
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Jul 25, 2016 6:31 AM CST
I've never used it but if you look on Google using keywords Sluggo mold there are several results. You might also be interested in this article I read a while back:

http://gardenprofessors.com/up...
Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
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cybersix
Jul 25, 2016 7:04 AM CST
Many thanks Sue, I read a similar article in Italian. Now, I don't mind for biological or not, the choice of iron phsospate was made only thinking that iron could be beneficial to plants.

I didn't find anything about molding, in italian, I only found the sale for another slug poison (the one I used before) that said "it doesn't mold". Enough for me!
I scratched the upper part of the soil with all those white mold granules and throw everything in the garbage bin. Never again!
Thank You!
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Frillylily
Jul 26, 2016 7:14 AM CST
well I can't imagine the mold would last very long a few days? doesn't it need moisture? Just don't water for a few days Shrug! Is the mold bad for plants? Mold occurs in nature Whistling
Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
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cybersix
Jul 26, 2016 7:16 AM CST
Frillily, it happened without rains..I don't know if it's good for plants or not, it was horrible.
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Polymerous
Jul 26, 2016 3:55 PM CST
That's odd... I've had to resort to Sluggo here, and I haven't seen anything like that... Confused I use it sparingly, and mostly in places where my dog won't be exposed to it. I'll never go back to the old, messy toxic stuff (metaldehyde?).
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Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
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cybersix
Jul 27, 2016 12:44 AM CST
Really odd.
But it happened. Maybe too humid but not enough water I don't know why Confused
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Name: bron
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bron
Aug 5, 2016 7:28 AM CST
Sometimes a bit of beer in a bottle on the side entices and drowns them. I recall putting a squeezed half orange shell upside down leaning on a small stick so they could get in. In the morning slugs were on the shell. They r hard to kill as they are rubbery and slimy. I cut them with a narrow sharp rock or the edge of a brick. Or grind them on a rough flat surface like cement or a fired clay paver.

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