[ExI] super soldier ants
spike66 at att.net
Tue Jan 10 16:14:20 UTC 2012
>... On Behalf Of david
Subject: Re: [ExI] super soldier ants
On Mon, 9 Jan 2012 15:21:50 -0700
Kelly Anderson <kellycoinguy at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Before unleashing nematodes on the Northwest US, might I suggest
>> something slightly less high tech? Geese. The only question is whether
>> the geese would eat your crop. If not, they might just do the trick!
>A friend of mine has two pet ducks. It is extremely difficult to find a
surviving snail or slug in his backyard.
And putting one anywhere near the ducks ensures its intant demise. :)
>Very few other large insects too. As a side benefit duck poo is apparently
excellent fertilizer. :) -David.
We have Canada geese, but they cannot get to anywhere but the perimeter of
the field. These come through on their migrations twice a year. The
oilseed crop is too dense for birds to get in there.
If anyone can figure out how to get an oilseed crop to prosper, it could be
a minor contributor to the world's energy problem. Oilseed is used to make
a light oil which can be used for fuel and could have plenty of industrial
uses in addition to being a food crop.
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