As an aside, in my experience, slugs are somewhat territorial and if you catch the culprit the plant has chance to recover. After my 1000 in a week, my nightly counts dropped from the hundreds down to 20 and then 5 or less and I was OK for the rest of that year until the next generation move in and even then I dont get the vast numbers that I did my first year.
This would fit with experiments that show that if you throw a marked snail over the fence, it will return a considerable distance.
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