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GaryB



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:09 am    Post subject: hay infusion... no hay Reply with quote

When you're a city dweller, in the winter, what alternatives are good for making a hay infusion in the absence of hay or dried grass? I tried some dead leaves and moss but it's not doing too well Sad
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Cactusdave



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A couple of suggestions. If you really want hay, head over to your local pet supplies store. They will have hay in small bales as rabbit food and bedding. They may even have a split bale they'll let you have a handful or two from. There's nothing magic about hay though, I've found plenty of interesting life including amoebae in cloudy water cut flowers have been in too long. Especially the gunk at the bottom of the vase. Discarded leaves and stalks from cut flowers will also work as an 'infusion' and generate plenty of 'infusoria' Very Happy Keeping infusions in light helps growth, but not direct sunlight.
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GaryB



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that Very Happy

Gonna get infusin'
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zzffnn



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gary,

I would suggest, in addition to what David said above, trying:

Water drainage and mud from wherever plant and soil mix
Bottom mud from your nearby water fountain, pond, Bayou or lake/river
Fresh vegetarian animal/fish guts (but they stink for sure)
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GaryB



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd love a pond or decent creek, in the meantime, rainwater is plentiful.
I do have a number of goobs, just not nearly as many or as varied as I'd like.

Thanks for the suggestions Smile
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