|By Great Expectations (Shade) on Monday, November 26, 2001 - 07:20 pm:|
Just curious if anyone has used bat guano as to grow out their cakes on. I know it's a little more expensive than 50/50+ and pretty much all the other casings. But doesn't it just sound cool? Bat Guano... from Jamica!
|By Cbee (Cbee) on Monday, November 26, 2001 - 08:06 pm:|
ace ventura style
|By ggg (Ggg) on Monday, November 26, 2001 - 08:08 pm:|
|By quote: (Quote) on Monday, November 26, 2001 - 10:53 pm:|
i've used small amounts, also to make shit tea.
it works ok, but worm castings are cheaper and just as good.
|By property of Friedrich Nietzsche (Economist) on Tuesday, November 27, 2001 - 04:36 pm:|
what about "moo doo"? it claims to be organic pre-composted cow shit. would that be good enuff?
|By Lichen (Lichen) on Tuesday, November 27, 2001 - 04:56 pm:|
if by pre-composted it means the product _has_ been composted, it should be fine. However, you should be aware that cobweb loves cow poop, and it can also begin to compost again, if it's not thoroughly composted already, and if you put enough of it in one spot, ie, layers too thick. But since you're evidently talking about using it for casing, you should be fine until the cobweb creeps in there. For cakes, I recommend vermiculite. If you're going to use moo doo, mix a bit of hydrated lime in with it before you use it. You can do that while you're pasteurizing it, or after, doesn't matter. That will hedge the bet against contams
Note from Nan... Bat Guano is smokin hot shit from a high metabolic rate small critter... Too hot, it must be diluted or used in traces... It contams easily, burns mycelia if used straight, and retards growth if used in excess. Not for newbies, and pros just use more of a milder substrate