Subject: Mystery Eggs
Geographic location of the bug: Riverside, CA
Time: 06:53 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hey there!
I was working over my grandmother’s weeded lawn and came across the white raspberry looking mass in the photo. It was buries about 2 inches below the soil in a cluster of weed roots.
Any idea what it would be?
How you want your letter signed: The Unintentional Gardener
Dear Unintentional Gardener,
These are the eggs of a Garden Slug. According to Bumblebee.org: “The eggs are sticky, pearly white, found in clumps, and really very pretty. You can just make out the bodies of the slugs floating in their rich supply of albumin. They are commonly found in compost bins and under plant pot saucers. They need to be in a moist environment to survive.” There are other supporting images on Rural Ramblings and on Naturally Curious with Mary Holland where it states: “The eggs of both snails and slugs are tiny, white or cream-colored, round and laid in roughly one-inch diameter clusters of 30 or so eggs. Look for these clusters under rotting logs, where they are protected from drying out as well as from freezing.”