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#41 hyphaenation

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 05:20 PM

Always good to see you Golly !  :wub:



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Posted 04 December 2014 - 10:21 PM

Hey guys - thanx ,,yeah , still kick'n it ...

The Topia seems good as always.

 

I used to experiment with lots of cereal type products and they do produce OK

as a substrate when mixed with vermiculite..

 

These days, i favor the Black Niger Thistle seed [bird seed] ...

Cooks up great and really produces..

 

Plain Cheerios and Quaker oats are proly better than any GMOflakes

or kids cereals....


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Posted 05 December 2014 - 05:21 AM

I don't like seeing trisodium phosphate in it though.



#44 Hash_Man

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Posted 05 December 2014 - 09:51 AM

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Posted 05 December 2014 - 10:11 AM

Well after eating a big bowl, you can use any extra to prep your walls for painting.

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Posted 05 December 2014 - 10:52 AM

Hey guys - thanx ,,yeah , still kick'n it ...
The Topia seems good as always.

 
These days, i favor the Black Niger Thistle seed [bird seed] ...
Cooks up great and really produces..
 


It's good to see you. Chill for a bit, it'll be fun!

I have always wondered about the black niger seed, I see it every time I buy grain for my birds. Looks great as far as surface area and lots of inoculation points, and I know they have a high protein and oil content. Good to know!

I would think any preservatives in processed cereals would be detrimental to the fungi. Those chemicals are designed to prevent microbial and fungal growth. Just a thought. And a bag of brown rice is many many times cheaper than a box of Cheerios.
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Posted 05 December 2014 - 02:32 PM

Yeah, your right on about that - more of a novelty or stale cereal recycle program heh..

I discovered the Niger seed when trying to find ryegrass lawn seed.

 

All the grass seed had been treated [fungicides] so i grabbed the Niger..

 

Simmer 30 mins b4 using..Mix with dry verm for spawning jars ,so it;s shakable...


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Posted 06 December 2014 - 03:31 AM

I did a little reading up on TSP.

Some things I read talked about how it was lowering O2 levels in lakes.

And we know how our fungus needs O2.

 

I'm not saying that there is enough TSP in Cheerios to make a difference.

But I thought I would mention it.

 

Carry on.


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Posted 05 March 2015 - 08:55 PM

If you read the earlier part of the thread, I posted the email between me and "professor no help" and getting the saturation ratio correct would take more money and time then a box of cherrios..

Professor no help... lol... see, people do read through entire threads...

 

The guy probably didn't remember, never knew or didn't want to share the specifics of his lab procedures... anyway, let's give him a break... he tried to help, not knowing his name would end up here...  >O)

 

Cheers!


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#50 illigitimateJester

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 11:37 PM

Pretty sure Cheerios are GMO.....With that being said, carry on........



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Posted 05 March 2015 - 11:56 PM

Pretty sure Cheerios are GMO.....With that being said, carry on........

Last year General Mills made a big deal about taking Cheerios 'Non GMO'.

 

Well, oats, their main ingredients are not currently transgenically modified anyway. They did however move from GMO-derived cornstarch to non-GMO 'pure cane sugar'. A bit of a token PR move but, telling nonetheless. This is only for 'Original Cheerios', I believe.

 

Carry on, indeed.


Edited by August West, 05 March 2015 - 11:56 PM.


#52 moxieshroom

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 11:32 PM

did anybody ever try this???

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Posted 16 September 2016 - 12:27 PM

Funny I have been thinking about using rice krispies as a food supplement for light use in layering up outdoor substrate beds. I really liked the suggestion of Niger seeds. Though Niger seed is expensive it is top quality as a bird seed. The golden standard for bird seed is hulled sunflower seeds. Where I live we have this little bird which lives in the Rockies and perhaps 2 - 3 times a decade when winter conditions are severe in the mountains they will fly about 60 - 80 miles east out onto the prairie to visit the city where they know that there are thousands of bird feeders.

   I forget the names of these little guys but they come on mass and their first love is Niger seed they inhale the stuff. If you have two full feeders one with hulled sunflower seed the other with Niger seed they will empty the Niger and pretty much not touch the sunflower and will come back the next day looking to see if you have filled the Niger feeder. The point of mentioning this is that it tells me that Niger seed despite being so small (remember they hull each tiny sliver of a seed) which means it requires additional time and energy to eat it is still their number one pick by a wide margin over anything else. So Niger seed has a lot of available nutrition.






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