Hi ive fond a slug that somone has put salt on him, he's alive and his tail seems to suffer the most demage. it is blackish and dry... other then that he he's mouth is out like hes giving a kiss. ive washed him and put him i a small box with cucumber and water, he is moving slowly.. anyone has idea what to do?
I don't know a thing about slugs, but I think you did the right thing by putting him in a container with some food.
My suggestion would be to spray once or twice a day to make sure his habitat is humid enough. I think it's also a good idea to put a water sponge/container/thingy to make sure your slug gets back the water it has lost.
Hope it helps!
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A good idea for the sponge/container/thingy seastar mentioned above is wetted paper towels lining the bottom of the container. It's really easy to switch out when it gets dirty. I don't even give my slugs substrate, (I know I am bad man) I just switch out paper towels at least once a week and it's all fine.
Something interesting about salting slugs is that they die of dehydration. The salt doesn't really burn them, it just absorbs the moisture from their permeable skin. That means they're often still able to be saved if you find them.
Honestly though, salt is one of the worst ways to exterminate slugs. The salt will harm any plants that you're trying to protect. You know it's just some sadistic fuck out there that wanted to see it fizz and hurt.
Additionally, do not keep them in a container with standing water, since they can drown. They have a pneumostome (respiratory hole) just like a land snail that provides their primary air source. You need something to keep them moist like paper towels, sponges, spagnum moss, or soil (if you use top soil you need to bake it in the oven to kill anything that might be in it).
Slugs are essentially just snails with an internal shell or no shell, so taking care of them is also essentially the same. The only main differences I've observed are that at the very least, my gf's garden snail excretes feces through its skin and flicks it off with it's cilia. Slugs defecate through their pneumostome. And slugs require a more constant moisture than snails due to the lack of shell to protect against dehydration.