Hana subdivision semi-slug sightings

Hana subdivision semi-slug sightings

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[caption id="attachment_189" align="alignleft" width="225"] 2 adult semi-slugs on stalk of banana plant and egg cluster / "clutch" beneath them = approx 20 eggs[/caption] Requesting residents of Hana subdivision to report sitings of semi-slug Parmarion to email address: ¬†¬†Kapiabotanicals@gmail.com [caption id="attachment_190" align="alignright" width="168"] "Juvenile semi-slug," 2 day old hatchling from clutch -- on Lincoln's neck[/caption]  
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Effective response needs to be at state level

Effective response needs to be at state level

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While east Maui is currently in focus, windward Hawaii Island has been strugling with this since 2004 (first evidence of semislug Parmarian) and 2005 (first cluster of human Angiostrongylis / rat lung worm infections). Ongoing and future goals should include prevention (or best efforts at containment) of Parmarian infestations of Kula and upcountry Maui, and Moloka'i, and Lana'i and Kauai. This is an emerging infectious disease disaster largely precipitated by human relocation of snails from Africa and South America (as food sources and aquarium pets) and redistribution of infected rats thru cargo ships across the Pacific basin and beyond. Best response should coordinate existing East Maui and Hawaii Island resources. There is much strength in our two communities colaborating. We can live safely if we think through our interventions. A…
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