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teonanacatl

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  1. Small hives are $40 for a single brood chamber or $80 with a honey super. These small ones are designed for the little bees (3mm) that live in your house walls and steps. Great pollinators, don't produce much honey though.

    Large hives are $120 and come with a honey super. These are made for the larger native stingless bees (5mm) that mostly live in tree hollows and sometimes in houses. Great pollinators, attract bird life and produce up to 2l of yummy honey/yr.

    These are new empty hives.

     

    postage depends on location but max is $50 southern nsw.

     

    *picture is of hives with bees in, small one is single chamber, larger one has honey super on.

     

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  2. I need help, some of my purple yams this year grew lots of shooting stems but not many tubers, and the bulbils and tubers produced are not purple. I'm wondering if they need two years from bulbils to produce tubers? Or if some suffered bug damage to the roots? Or perhaps some are not purple yams?

    I did some keying whilst they were growing and they all keyed out to be Dioscorea alata, so I'm perplexed as to why the different growth. Pics attached.

    Purple yam with good tuber development post-560-0-19935400-1441959291_thumb.jpg

    Not purple yam, note the many shoots forming but limited tuber (there are multiple plants in this picture)

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  3. Ive got the following extracts for sale they are made by oriveda- please read their product descriptions and do your own research before buying.

    I ordered these to help my gf with her cancer, she died before they came and as they cost a pretty penny Im looking to sell them.

    They are all unopened and just arrived.

    Turkey tail PSP-50 180 caps $90

    http://www.oriveda.com/coriolus_psp.php

    Reishi extract 120 caps $80

    http://www.oriveda.com/reishi.php

    Agaricus blazei extract 180 caps $70

    http://www.oriveda.com/agaricus.php

    They are all b-glucan extracts though the reishi extract contains some triterpenes as well. PSP has been clinically trialled in a number of countries and I encourage you to do your own research around these extracts. Oriveda will provide certificates of analysis upon request.


  4. The further north the better it gets, I live in the most northern house on the Australian mainland and it's great. Yeah sure everything bites, stings or has teeth here but the winter min is about 18C and that mostly cold enough for me. There are some really cool mushrooms that can be cultivated where it's hot, Volvariella, Calocybe and some oysters to name a few, and many more that are under explored.

    Dunno what industry you're in but I have to try hard to not get work, though I'm not fussy with what my work is and I don't have a family to support.

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  5. I've got a mate just moved to Perth who is interested in picking edible and other mushrooms in the Perth region for uni. Lovely fellow who has a clue and is a quick learner and an apatite for knowledge. If anyone is heading out anytime and would take him please let me know by pm. Peace to you all and hope maybe one day I make it to Perth to meet you folk.

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  6. Pigeons are an excellent source of meat in the cities. When I lived in the suburbs at uni I lived off pigeons. Easy to attract to your yard if you feed some seed or better yet move in next to someone who already does such a thing. If the animals look healthy they likely are, city pigeons often dont look healthy and as such likely are not. You could even build a dovecote or cages for them and let them out to forage each day.

    As far as foraging for other animals or plants goes there are often easily accessible areas loaded with food at certain times of the year. I have a theory I call the front door theory, people are blind to whats right in front of them. Often the best oysters are found at a popular jetty, or there are loads of mangoes in a central city park yet no one picks them, or a central creek/drain might be full of cassava, bananas or taro. People dont see these things as food, especially when the park is seen as a common homeless hangout. Timing for a lot of things has to be perfect as one wants maximum yield for minimum time and $ invested so keep mental notes of when to find/ catch things. The next thing is to preserve or stores such things for the rest of the year.

    I could provide loads of examples for where I live now, Townsville and Cairns, also random other places Ive been and just noted all the food.

    A good alternative for diesel or kero would be biodiesel, not so much in the cities but in rural areas one can often collect lots of waste vegetable oil from takeaway shops.

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