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I would expect them to be from the winecap mycelium.

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2 months ago
hau Eric, that sounds like a mycelial ribon.  They happen from a buildup of individual strands they tend to stack, and are usually a single strand thick.

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2 months ago
Ours are around 5feet off the ground.  They are in the orchard behind the house.

The biggest preventor seems to be the location of the feeder. Ours are on poles or hung near or in a tree, once we placed them in those spots, the birds haven't stopped unless Wolf does not keep them filled for more than a week.

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hau, What  a clever solution! I'm planning a green house for citrus and avacado trees, I'll be growing in containers too.

Redhawk
2 months ago
hau, it could be they just aren't sure about the foods.  It could also be that suet blocks would work better. Our birds took about three weeks to trust our feeders, now they let us know when the feeders are empty.  Do you have daytime predators? Those could also be a factor when first starting bird feeding.

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Hau, Use those bags, that is one great idea.
I would double bag corners if you have any in the path layout.

Redhawk
2 months ago

Eric Hanson wrote:RedHawk,

Will the same fungi that we are using here work for a manure pile in an arid area?  If so, then I totally see a lot of potential.

Eric



For the OP the best fungi can be grown in spent coffee grounds or tea leaves. Either works best if the growing medium is steamed for 20 minutes then cooled in a closed container (heavy plastic substitutes) this sterlizes the medium. Fruits can be split or even fine chopped to gather spores from the air.
2 months ago
hau, May I recomend adding fungi to any piles of manure, that will rot the manure which will make it better for direct use every where. Browns to manure can be 1:1 wvhen fungi are present. As Tyler brought up a capping of soil willl keep carbon from escaping readily.

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2 months ago