Anyway getting back to the slug in the bedroom - why on earth would I choose one for a room mate? Not entirely first choice - I had an inkling we had one in there - there were tell tale signs on the Eucomis autumnalis leaves were looking a bit sorry for themselves and a bit munched. On first inspection no slug - but as the leaves disappeared and the bulb started to look munched I have to say I was getting a bit annoyed. Blasted mollusc. Anyway - after a bit of slug investigation I find the belligerent beast down the pot in a burrow in the compost, probably arrived as an egg which you can often spot in a pot if you have a look - good to do this when potting up overwintered plants etc to check if you've any - just put them on the bird table or somewhwere a bird/chicken can nibble on them. Nevermind how they arrived - I'm afraid it still has to go, I don't want it as a bedroom companion and I'm not keen on the damage its done to my beautiful plant. Well no more!
Anyway its never to late to give the slug the treat of experiencing the power of flight, straight out of the window into the snowy garden - head first into a snow-drift, that showed him/her/it. I have to say if the slug had been aware I'd grown the Eucomis from seed, sent to me from a friend and it had only flowered this year for the first time, I would hope it might have been less greedy when consuming it. My bedroom is now blissfully mollusc free - moral of the story? Don't keep a slug in your bedroom, whatever the slugs intentions appear to be, your Eucomis won't thank you for it.