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#21 Scoville DeVille

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Posted 30 May 2016 - 01:13 PM

How did this go from Bat Guano to "cats are horrid creatures"?

 

I love my two cats BTW.



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Posted 30 May 2016 - 01:40 PM

Lol crazy derailment

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Posted 30 May 2016 - 01:47 PM

How did this go from Bat Guano to "cats are horrid creatures"?

 

I love my two cats BTW.

 

It's all about the poo...

 

House pets were considered unsanitary (if such a term can be used) since ancient times. (it's even forbidden in the Old Testament - one of the few things in that fairy tale that is relevant)  I have no problem with you loving your cats.  I consider that your issue, not mine. :D


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Posted 31 May 2016 - 12:45 PM

I'll trade you some bell pepper seeds for bat poo.



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Posted 31 May 2016 - 03:04 PM

I'll give you some mice poop for some bat poop. :)



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Posted 01 June 2016 - 08:02 AM

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Posted 03 June 2016 - 08:56 PM

http://www.cdc.gov/features/bats/

 

He is not crazy with his thinking, a n95 mask would not hurt especially when harvesting the guano and an increased risk for it becoming airborne. There is mysophobia then there is weighing risk v reward and taking intelligent precautions. I would wear a mask if I chose to gather bat guano, but I chose to minimize unnecessary risks. Just like wearing a helmet when riding a bike, not being educated on and not eating wild mushrooms, or looking both ways when I cross the street, you wouldn't have to.....but eventually you will get hit by a bus :cheers:

 

No gloves, but I was very careful to stay clear of the small dust plume, and even brought a bottle of rubbing alcohol and towel to decontaminate my poop-scooping hand (and the scooper) immediately upon returning to the car. 

 

When not mining bat poo, I spend my summer evenings standing out in the open a mile or three from active thunderstorms.  With a few decades left on the clock, the vastly-increased-but-still-low risk is acceptable since I vastly enjoy storm watching and photography.  FWIW, I DO wear a MC helmet 99% of the time, and am as far as is possible from the typical screaming adrenaline junkie extrovert.

 

You guys are brave compared to the FB crowd!  When I posted this on the local garden page, the overwhelming response was one of fear.  Our whole society has become so pathetically risk-averse....  :/  


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Posted 18 June 2016 - 09:32 AM

This stuff is GREAT.

 

A few weeks after fertilizing, my plants are greener and look healthier than I've ever seen.  None of the chemical ferts and fert mixes I've tried can touch this... shit.  ;)


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Posted 18 June 2016 - 10:08 AM

My uncle collected some guano for me from the roof of a church he was repairing.  Apparently there is a ton of it.  I went ahead and spread it into my worm farms! 



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Posted 18 June 2016 - 07:32 PM

This stuff is GREAT.

 

A few weeks after fertilizing, my plants are greener and look healthier than I've ever seen.  None of the chemical ferts and fert mixes I've tried can touch this... shit.   ;)

I have a few bats  in the eaves of the house, plenty of guano to collect, think I better get on it.



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Posted 18 June 2016 - 10:52 PM

Thats cool you have a little gold mine to collect now and then.

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 10:10 PM

Just got back from the first 'mining' expedition of the year with nearly two gallons (dry volume, thank god!) of the stuff.   :)

 

I'll be switching over ASAP from the fish emulsion I've been using this season.  Fish soup works but, as I've 'discovered,' it is entirely possible to over-use it. About half my plants are stunted, presumably from the salt contained in the fish fert.   :(   Don't use the stuff on un-drained seedlings!

 

Here's hoping the Bat Poop can once again perform miracles.

 

An article on the little dudes:  https://uanews.arizo...-scientists-say


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Posted 21 May 2017 - 10:26 PM

Just got back from the first 'mining' expedition of the year with nearly two gallons (dry volume, thank god!) of the stuff.   :)

 

I'll be switching over ASAP from the fish emulsion I've been using this season.  Fish soup works but, as I've 'discovered,' it it entirely possible to over-use it. About half my plants are stunted, presumably from the salt contained in the fish fert.   :(   Don't use the stuff on un-drained seedlings!

 

Here's hoping the Bat Poop can once again perform miracles.

 

An article on the little dudes:  https://uanews.arizo...-scientists-say

 

That's awesome that you can forage a resource like this

Guano is outrageously expensive over here

 

Are you going to compost it?



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Posted 22 May 2017 - 11:37 AM

No composting - just dump a tablespoon or two on the surface and water it in.  It dissolves well and seems to "just work" as-is.


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Posted 22 May 2017 - 11:52 AM

No composting - just dump a tablespoon or two on the surface and water it in.  It dissolves well and seems to "just work" as-is.

 

Yeah, bat poop is super fast acting... It doesn't take much, but it does require a little more frequent application.


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