Turquoise Jewellery Slug

Guardian: Nikalina O’Brien

Thuridilla splendens

The toxins in these Slugs are like soldiers of a special forces unit that go into your body and hack into the communications system. The molecules bind with specific points in the nervous system and change the signal, they can for example switch your muscles to ‘constantly on’ so that you twitch uncontrollably or your muscles contract and stay contracted so parts of you become stiff like a board. You might seem restless or exceedingly drunk or crazy and if they infiltrate a vital organ; you might become paralysed and die.