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03/11/2013 at 12:17

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 I began removing grass that had grown over a path today and found these small white 'eggs' in a number of locations. Does anyone know what they are and if I should leave them alone (friendly insect eggs) or get rid of them (not so garden friendly eggs)?

03/11/2013 at 12:20

Those look like slug or snail eggs, marodj..

Edit: I meant to add that now you have uncovered them the birds will probably eat them.  If not, I would dispose of them, personally.

03/11/2013 at 12:29

I agree - I'd expose them and let the birds and hedgehogs have a picnic.  If they've not all gone within a couple of days then scoop them up and dispose of in a bin. 

03/11/2013 at 17:50

How big are they? They look too big to be slug and snail eggs, which are small and you can squish them easily.

03/11/2013 at 18:40

They're pretty small (3mm-5mm or so in diameter). I have scooped them up and left for the birds and will be looking for other nurseries tomorrow! Thanks for your help.

03/11/2013 at 18:41
03/11/2013 at 18:43

Difficult to get perspective from photos as times!

03/11/2013 at 18:47

And modern cameras on macro settings .................... 

04/11/2013 at 16:25

snails ,feed to fish they love them and you will have less snails and slugs,

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