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 on: October 23, 2017, 06:43:40 pm 
Started by doomsdayprepper4570 - Last Post by doomsdayprepper4570
This is worth watching if you have any cash in the bank at all.

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 on: October 23, 2017, 10:21:41 am 
Started by fairdinkumseeds - Last Post by Pigdog
Can't help with locations, as I'm from Sydney.
Maybe look into breeding crickets as an extra food source.
Years ago had a mate who kept frogs, and bred his own crickets. You should be able to set up a breeding station and stock it for well under $50.
From memory all he used was a large clear plastic tub from the $2 shop,a couple of egg cartons, a piece of thin PVC pipe (maybe 1in)with a cap on the end and some fly screen.
He cut a hole in the lid an stuck the fly screen over it to allow some ventilation, drilled a hole in one end of the tub and put the PVC through it on an angle(roughly 45deg), from memory it touched the base of the tub, cut entrance holes in the end of the egg cartons, the put them in upside down.
He bought a few containers of crickets from a pet shop and dumped them in.
I think he fed them carrot that he sliced up n dumped in.
He harvested them by pulling out the PVC pipe and giving it a shake over his frog tank,the simply fell into the tank.

I've bred the cherry shrimp that sea dove mentioned in the past,but I used a heated indoor 2ft fishtank. Started with 25 about 5months later had roughly 400,but they were in there by themselves so they were free to live and breed as they please,as all fish see them as a food source.
 They don't cannibalize so that a bonus.
They do eat algae and Detris but when there numbers grew I dumped in sliced and blanched cucumber or zucchini and they relished it and grew nicely.
  With you being in Qld, no doubt you would be fine without heating.

Glass or ghost shrimp are pretty much the same thing but as the name suggests they are clear.
They would probably be a better option as feeders as they're a lot cheaper too stock then the cherry shrimp.Glass shrimp 10c each cherry up to $5 each.

If your number 4 tank is a dedicated sump tank that would be the place for them.
They would be free to breed away and will eat whatever waste comes out of your grow beds.
Just encase your pump intake with sponge so they don't get sucked in.

There is a fellow from Qld on YouTube, his name is robbob, check him out if you haven't already, he has a lot of info on his Aquaponics setup, you might pickup some helpful tips from him.

 on: October 23, 2017, 09:03:58 am 
Started by doomsdayprepper4570 - Last Post by rwa
How about one of these?

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 on: October 23, 2017, 07:28:20 am 
Started by fairdinkumseeds - Last Post by doomsdayprepper4570
The shrimp with the long arms are an australian native fresh water prawn.
They can grow to over 12 inches in length not counting the claws!
Seem to prefer clean flowing creeks and rivers and I have seen them from 5 rocks near yeppoon ( three rivers sssshhhhh) to all through cape york. We caught many of these on our trip through cape york years ago and they were great eating boiled in salt water or cooked in a pan with spices (garlic powder etc)

 on: October 23, 2017, 07:07:27 am 
Started by doomsdayprepper4570 - Last Post by doomsdayprepper4570
Thank ya kindly  ;)

 on: October 23, 2017, 07:06:29 am 
Started by doomsdayprepper4570 - Last Post by doomsdayprepper4570
Just bought a newer rebuilt motor for my suzuki stockman. The original has had 3 rebuilds and the head is eaten out badly so I had to bite the bullet for the heart transplant :(
Was planning on putting a kubota 3 cylinder diesel in it, but do not have the time to spare for now.
Still none the wiser about kids buggies.
Are honda odesies still made?

 on: October 23, 2017, 01:32:32 am 
Started by aus.templar - Last Post by sea-dove
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The red dragon fruit is the best by far.
And it is a cutting I was to send to you.
As they grow and fruit quicker than seeds.

Ive just looked it up and apparently they can fruit in 12 months once established (so I'd think about 18-24 months after planting the seeds  assuming they will take off and grow as fast as my leaf succulent cuttings do). So that's not too bad (I'll use the archway trellis I'm going to use for them for other things in the mean time).

Today I spent some time sitting on the ground with the little garden trowel getting the arch ready to be moved to where I want it to go. Past tenants have concreted it into blocks which are in the ground but fortunately the blocks which are about 15cm wide only go into the ground 20cm deep so Ive been digging around them so it can be pulled out from the ground. Its still going to take two people to move it though I think.

Tonight I picked what I thought were the turnips which had started to flower thinking they'd be dry and horrible esp since they went without no watering while I was away for the couple of months.   On trying them though, they were amazing... very juicey  (they were almost as juicy as a ripe home grown apricot). I ended up pigging out on them raw and I'm thinking now that maybe they weren't turnips after all but some kind of big fat white  radishes.

My apricot tree has a good harvest on it this year, last year was good too (the birds ate them all though as I struggled to net it it myself) but before that it only had good harvest every 2-3 years. I think having the wallabies in the yard with it must fertilize it better or something  (I don't water my apricot tree and its too big for the wallabies to ringbark it).

My friend will be back from Scotland soon so I'll make sure I get him to help me net it before he goes off travelling again overseas.

Did some more planting today, got my kang kong planted again. Its a yearly thing in SA due to our cooler winters but fortunately it grows real fast.

 on: October 22, 2017, 05:49:32 pm 
Started by doomsdayprepper4570 - Last Post by rwa
There is a crown making $$$ by buying Daihatsu Terios' and cutting them down to tiny utes as farm run arounds. They look pretty good and go for about $7K. 4x4 and with bigger wheels and decent boots would be a capable off/all roader. They have a very short wheelbase and stuff all front and rear overhang.

Suzuki Sierras are cheap and easy to work on and get parts for. Early ones had a 1,000cc donk, later ones 1,300cc and a lot had the 1,600cc Vitara donk slotted straight in. My farm run around is mostly a Yammy quad but for heavy work I still have the Hi Lux 4x4 petrol that I've had since 1987!

 on: October 22, 2017, 12:29:25 pm 
Started by doomsdayprepper4570 - Last Post by graynomad

 on: October 22, 2017, 11:00:48 am 
Started by doomsdayprepper4570 - Last Post by doomsdayprepper4570
Speaking of that art, do you have a phone number for the gin gin bush tucker man please?
Pm me as I need to talk to him about some medicinal trees and such.
This is a good book and compact and for australia.

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