Large group of slugs (plus woodlice) under a stone.

Large group of slugs (plus woodlice) under a stone.

Observation - Large group of slugs (plus woodlice) under a stone.. Description: The mix of slug species* here suggests that this is not a nest involved in reproduction. “Why so many slugs?” I am wondering. Perhaps the stone just happened to be particularly damp underneath. Or… we have had several days of dry weather here after the

The mix of slug species* here suggests that this is not a nest involved in reproduction.
“Why so many slugs?” I am wondering. Perhaps the stone just happened to be particularly damp underneath. Or… we have had several days of dry weather here after the previous extensive rainfall. Perhaps members of an expanded population of slugs, having become habituated to wet conditions, actively congregated together to conserve moisture after the weather turned drier.

* I make the tally: 6 Leopard Slugs, three of an Arion sp. and three keeled slugs.