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Re: destructive birds destroying seedlings
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2017, 03:19:29 pm »

We lost about 80% of our green beans last week to birds :(  Now they attack the cherry tomatoes :(
Cant win with them lately  >:(
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Re: destructive birds destroying seedlings
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2017, 09:42:09 pm »

Careful CCL a lot (snails in aus) here have a brain destructive organism (for human brain) in them!
Unsure of what it is but I would not recommend eating them even if well cooked.
A lot of further research is needed for safety sake!
No joke girl!
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Re: destructive birds destroying seedlings
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2017, 11:23:14 pm »

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Careful CCL a lot (snails in aus) here have a brain destructive organism (for human brain) in them!
Unsure of what it is but I would not recommend eating them even if well cooked.
A lot of further research is needed for safety sake!
No joke girl!

I cant think what it called either but the small white snails we had out on our farm I was told are a kind of snail which carries that  (those kind of snails are sometimes mass on roadside posts).   Just touching them or them being on a plant and then a person eating that plant without washing it can pose a risk of what the snails carry.

The big brown variety of garden snail I dont think carry it  (that's the kind I get over my garden so yeah in a SHTF one can eat those).  I got offered those to eat in French class at school but decline.  I did though once try sea snails.. horrible to eat things, it was like rubber).

I found a big snail in the garden today, I havent seen any baby ones for a while so I guess at least the birds are doing something good.
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Re: destructive birds destroying seedlings
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2017, 11:26:11 pm »

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We lost about 80% of our green beans last week to birds :(  Now they attack the cherry tomatoes :(
Cant win with them lately  >:(

sounds like you need to throw a bird net over those plants

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My gripe for today seeds from china on ebay.    I have another two packs of seeds from china appear that they are not going germinate at all. So that is 3 different kinds of seeds from 3 different china sellers now which are not good. (I dont think Ive had any seeds from china ever germinate).  I suggest not to try buying any seeds from there even if the thing cant be gotten here.   (they probably purposely send us their very old seed stocks knowing that they can get away with selling us bad seeds, two of the lots also appear to probably be the wrong seeds)
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Re: destructive birds destroying seedlings
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2017, 05:55:15 am »

Our vege garden is in a fully chicken wire covered area and no birds allowed!
Any who do squeeze in become cat or dog food and sometimes human food. :o ;D
Biggest problem I have had of late is fruit tree roots invading the moist fertile garden beds!
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Re: destructive birds destroying seedlings
« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2017, 01:34:19 pm »

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We lost about 80% of our green beans last week to birds :(  Now they attack the cherry tomatoes :(
Cant win with them lately  >:(

sounds like you need to throw a bird net over those plants

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My gripe for today seeds from china on ebay.    I have another two packs of seeds from china appear that they are not going germinate at all. So that is 3 different kinds of seeds from 3 different china sellers now which are not good. (I dont think Ive had any seeds from china ever germinate).  I suggest not to try buying any seeds from there even if the thing cant be gotten here.   (they probably purposely send us their very old seed stocks knowing that they can get away with selling us bad seeds, two of the lots also appear to probably be the wrong seeds)

On Saturday night most of my red chillies (mild) have been eaten...  I checked the camera and what you know it!  Rats :( 
Plan be will be to erect a big glass house.  More money to spend  :(
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Re: destructive birds destroying seedlings
« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2017, 06:14:41 pm »

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On Saturday night most of my red chillies (mild) have been eaten...  I checked the camera and what you know it!  Rats :( 
Plan be will be to erect a big glass house.  More money to spend  :(



Wife made a mouse trap similar to this after finding a nest in veg garden, cleaned them out in a few days. Use peanut butter with syrup or honey it is what professional ecologist use for rodent traps all over the world.


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« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2017, 07:18:54 pm »

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On Saturday night most of my red chillies (mild) have been eaten...  I checked the camera and what you know it!  Rats :( 
Plan be will be to erect a big glass house.  More money to spend  :(

That's where good ratter cat comes in handy.    I think cats are well worth having for the mice/rat thing without the other benefits they also can bring.  I never have had mice issues in my houses as Ive always had a cat.
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« Reply #23 on: April 24, 2017, 07:26:27 pm »

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That trap is amazing.  Catch dinner if used without the water  :P  . There will be no shortage of rats in a city after SHTF.  I want to make one like that.
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Re: destructive birds destroying seedlings
« Reply #24 on: April 24, 2017, 10:03:50 pm »

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That trap is amazing.  Catch dinner if used without the water  :P  . There will be no shortage of rats in a city after SHTF.  I want to make one like that.


Without the water the mice can jump out! the water has two uses first it stops the mice jumping and secondly they tire and drown!
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Re: destructive birds destroying seedlings
« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2017, 06:10:10 am »

Correct arkane, to keep them alive and no water would take a 3 foot deep bucket with greased sides and then rats still may get out! Those phooters can climb a single strand of wire! :o ;D
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Re: destructive birds destroying seedlings
« Reply #26 on: April 25, 2017, 10:23:45 am »

Looks good for little rodents but rats are a lot bigger  :-X
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Re: destructive birds destroying seedlings
« Reply #27 on: April 25, 2017, 05:07:03 pm »

In South Africa the one farmer used to take a 44 gallon drum and place a (5cm) plank half way over the drum .  The plank only just balanced in place, as the rat was 3/4 of the way to the bait at the end it would tip and the rat would fall into the drum with no escape. 

Something like the vid below but the plank should return after the rat is tipped. I suppose one could also put a bit of water in there to keep them in but not drown them.  The one guy recommends salt water..

Vid 2 below is a kind of merger of both technologies.

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Re: destructive birds destroying seedlings
« Reply #28 on: April 25, 2017, 05:14:55 pm »

AS you can see I watch way tooo much YT,
Trap to keep them in the bucket, his second mod works well.



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Re: destructive birds destroying seedlings
« Reply #29 on: April 25, 2017, 08:46:21 pm »

Bugger the rats I will eat the peanut paste instead!
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