Detecting slime

September 26, 2002
From: Laura Richards

Hello there!
can you help? I am researching slug slime for a BBC TV documentary! Has anyone ever discovered how to spot slime under a UV light or anything? We're trying to make the invisible visible here ... Any help gratefully received.

Richards, L., 2002 (Sep 26) Detecting slime. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Laura,
I understand that Dr Mark Davies, University of Sunderland, is an expert on snail/slug slime. Perhaps you should try him


Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

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