There is a potential treasure trove for the enterprising in recycled hair, human hair from the barber shop, pet hair from the groomers, even chemical hair from the beauty shops, dandruff and fleas notwithstanding, all collected from daily floor sweepings, gone tonight and hair again tomorrow! Think of it; the volume to be collected from all these emporia; and free for the taking by someone with a broom and a bag. The rain forest on the Pacific coast in which we live is shared by the ubiquitous slug that forages on our vegetables and flowers.There has never been a satisfactory method of control short of making rounds early in the morning, dividing them in half and waiting for the fellow cannibals to come so as to snip them as well. An axiom in medicine is there is an inverse relationship with the number of treatments offered and to their effectiveness; copper wire, beer, liquid and solid ferrous poisons and endless barriers, pathway impediments, to no avail. Give it some thought, a tiny berm of hair surrounding the tender line of tiny vulnerable shoots which no slug would traverse, slug slime coated in floor swept hair, impeding every movement and dragging the creature to its demise. Think of it. A pickup load of hair from the multiple "Emporia of Victoria" each day to distribute to the gardens. And it is natural; it is organic,: it is compostable; all features attractive to those alive to the ecology . Who can say keratin sucks?
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