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#1 space_ghost

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 05:45 PM

Is there such a thing as too old when it comes to cow/horse manure? If it is brown instead of black, is that a bad thing?

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 06:01 PM

I do not really know, as I have rarely used manure alone for my bulk sub.
I have read and heard that fresher is better as it still contains helpful microrganisms.
Although, I do know that ammonia is not good for mycelium. That is one of the tell-tell signs that a compost is ready, no more ammonia smell.
And perhaps fresh manure still contains ammonia.
I could be wrong though.

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 07:40 PM

If it's grey on the outside and seems like dirt inside, you should be ok.
I think the microorganisms should remain for a long time, because the gob of shit basically becomes part of the ground.

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Posted 15 February 2005 - 12:09 AM

I think when you gather poo, it shouldn't be fresh out of the ass. It should be hardened and oxidized a bit, but doesn't turn into dust when you pick it up.

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Posted 15 February 2005 - 08:24 AM

Ok thanks. What if it's turned into dirt it's so old?

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Posted 15 February 2005 - 01:46 PM

I ALLWAYS use field cured dry shit and do not recommend fresh shit unless you are actually going to make compost.



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Posted 15 February 2005 - 01:54 PM

Horse shit I use looks like this... nice and dry.

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Posted 15 February 2005 - 02:00 PM

Good ole' Roc and his shit fetish. Posted Image

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Posted 15 February 2005 - 03:02 PM

Thats a nice pile of shit you got there Posted Image


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Posted 15 February 2005 - 03:37 PM

I just luv talkin shit!



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Posted 15 February 2005 - 08:39 PM

I have field dried sheep shit, but when I break it open some has got what looks like dried white mycelium of a unknown organism in it. Should I still use it or toss it. I was thinking of PCing it in jars and innoculating.

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Posted 15 February 2005 - 09:21 PM

Never tried sheep shit but I'd soak it at 160 degree and spawn it.



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Posted 15 February 2005 - 09:28 PM

Thanks Roc, any idea on yields?

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Posted 15 February 2005 - 10:21 PM

Tough question?
My yields on horse poo have only been slightly better than cakes. Let us know how the sheep shit works.




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Posted 15 February 2005 - 10:30 PM

While we are on the subject of shit...


Tasmanian paper made from 'roo poo
kangaroo
25kg of kangaroo manure makes 400 sheets of paper
Visitors to Tasmania will soon be able to buy a new souvenir of their Australian experience - paper made from kangaroo manure.

"It's a great product for tourists, but it's also something that gets our eco-friendly message home to a lot of people," said Joanne Gair, manager of Creative Paper Tasmania.

The first batch of paper has now been produced, but Ms Gair conceded that there was one remaining problem - finding a constant supply of kangaroo and wallaby dung.

"At the moment we are finding it very difficult to get the quantity of poo we need," she said.

"We are hoping the community will help by collecting poo for us and dropping it off in plastic bags. New or old, we'll take it all," she told the Advocate newspaper.

The company estimates that about 400 A4 sheets of paper can be made from 25kg (55 pounds) of kangaroo manure.

Ms Gair said her idea was inspired by the success of the elephant dung paper industry in Africa.

"I also discovered that in Scandinavia, elk poo paper is the stationery of choice in most offices," she added.

"That got me thinking we should create a uniquely Tasmanian paper from roo poo."



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Posted 15 February 2005 - 10:43 PM

Thanks for the responses all. The problem is, this stuff is REALLY old, it looks nothing like your manure pictures. Imagine dirt texture, but sort of black. It's a year or two old at least. Maybe it is dirt. Oh well.




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