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Scientist Dave Bohan wants to know why the great black slug (Arion ater) sometimes occurs as a black form and sometimes as a reddish one. "It may be that the black coloration is a bit like a woolly jumper, helping the slugs to warm up faster" says Dave. "If this was the case we would expect to find more of the black types in colder parts of the country". So Dave is asking people to have a look in their own backyards and count the number of red and black Arion ater that they find.

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