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Probiotic spiders??!

 
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The note I took from a dream said "probiotic spiders." What it meant was relating the stuff from my dream to how probiotics work in the body. There are a lot of different bacteria in the body, and when you shop for probiotics, depending on what you are looking for, you can get one single type of bacteria, or mixes specific for men, for children, for women, for postmenopausal women (I take one that is for "women 50 years old and wiser"  :D ) or for specific health issues: for celiac disease, for heart trouble, for diabetes, for immune disorders.

We always hear about how chemicals and mowing are wiping out the pollinators, but it's getting all the other insects too, including the predators that can help us by removing the bugs we don't want.

In my dream I was shopping, I was buying a jar of spider eggs that were labeled "midwest: sheds, garages, barns, storage areas" and it was the spiders native to this area that would colonize in those kind of conditions, and eat the bugs that were problems in them. I was (when I woke up) trying to decide what mix I wanted for my garden, "midwest: annual flowers" wasn't right, nor was "midwest: fruit trees" woke up at that point on the shelf, not sure what else they were offering.

Wouldn't that be a neat thing to be able to buy? I know I can buy just ladybugs, or preying mantises, but what about all the less noticeable bugs that are part of that whole ecosystem? I want full spectrum insects, please, specific to my area and where I'm putting them!

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Neat dream Pearl!

Pearl Sutton wrote: I want full spectrum insects, please, specific to my area and where I'm putting them!



I believe they're already there, and like nurturing the flora in our guts to be in balance by eating a diversity of fresh, real, unprocessed foods, by using holistic techniques to provide plant and habitat diversity, we help provide what is needed for insects to find a healthy balance where the beneficial insects will thrive and keep the undesirable insects in check. If we go to wilderness prairies, swamps, or areas untouched woodlands for example, nature left to it's own is in balance. I think people are smart, and observing nature and using permaculture techniques can allow us to manipulate an area (our garden, orchard, farm etc.) to be in balance with nature and also provide us food, all the while hosting a full spectrum diversity of insect and animal life. :)
 
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