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Would squirrel food work?
    #3111143 - 09/09/04 01:12 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Hey all, was just wondering if squirrel food would work for the corn tek. I couldn't find any bags of popcorn, but there is a huge bag of squirrel food in the pet section and it contains corn, and sunflower seeds. Was just wondering if I strained all the sunflower seeds out if the corn would work or if it had to be "special corn". Thanx for any help you can give me.


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Re: Would squirrel food work? [Re: JBPrint]
    #3111174 - 09/09/04 01:16 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

it could...try to find millet or rye....grains of champions :yesnod:


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Re: Would squirrel food work? [Re: JBPrint]
    #3111189 - 09/09/04 01:18 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Yes i think the corn should work personally. Best bet is to give it a shot

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Re: Would squirrel food work? [Re: george castanza]
    #3111197 - 09/09/04 01:19 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I tried to find rye the other day, all I found was rye flour. So I bought it and will try to make some cakes with it. I did by some millet, it's parakeet food I think. But I also bought the big bag of squirrel food just in case it would work(it was only like 3 bucks for a 10 lb bag).


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Re: Would squirrel food work? [Re: JBPrint]
    #3111280 - 09/09/04 01:36 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

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I tried to find rye the other day, all I found was rye flour.  So I bought it and will try to make some cakes with it.  I did by some millet, it's parakeet food I think.  But I also bought the big bag of squirrel food just in case it would work(it was only like 3 bucks for a 10 lb bag).



mix all that shit together...if you get the moisture right your looking at some nice yeilds :thumbup:


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Re: Would squirrel food work? [Re: george castanza]
    #3111293 - 09/09/04 01:38 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Nice, thanx for replying. I'll take a portion of each and try to mix it together and see what happens. Thanx again.


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Re: Would squirrel food work? [Re: JBPrint]
    #3111329 - 09/09/04 01:44 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

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Was just wondering if I strained all the sunflower seeds out




as long as you are using a pressure cooker you shouldnt have to worry about the SF seeds, I have only had problems with poor sterilization, in fact a friend has taken it upon himself to try a sunflower substrate to determine the risks of contamination

the only thing to look out for is any material that looks/has the consistency of dog or cat food, this could lead to a sludge problem, many comercial rodent feeds have these bits, whether its going to be harmful, ????. it may break down like dog food does and rinse away. Peanuts may also be a part of the mix, it's impossible to get the water ratio right with these buggers so thay would need to be discarded if the shells are still on them

other than that, its pretty much the same as wild bird seed mixes


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Re: Would squirrel food work? [Re: Prisoner#1]
    #3111402 - 09/09/04 01:57 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Cool beans, thanx all. It's soaking right now. The only thing left in it is corn. I'll let you know how it goes.


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Re: Would squirrel food work? [Re: JBPrint]
    #3111436 - 09/09/04 02:02 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

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I'll let you know how it goes.



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Re: Would squirrel food work? [Re: JBPrint]
    #3111496 - 09/09/04 02:10 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I wish you luck... remember that birdseed will work just as well if not better than corn...

also, my squirrels are a little spoiled





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Re: Would squirrel food work? [Re: JBPrint]
    #3111538 - 09/09/04 02:19 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I would remove the sunflower seeds. If you add some water the seeds will float up to the top and are easy to remove. The actual seeds probably aren't a problem, but the shells are not good.


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Re: Would squirrel food work? [Re: fastfred]
    #3111587 - 09/09/04 02:28 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I've never had a problem with them, they absorb water and they accept mycelium fine, the only issue is that you make sure that the grains are properly sterilized


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Re: Would squirrel food work? [Re: Prisoner#1]
    #3111643 - 09/09/04 02:40 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Using WBS never worked that well for me, but the entire jar would often colonize except for the sunflower shells. The myc seemed to not like to grow on them.

Perhaps something was wrong with my method, but it seemed pretty clear to me that myc would not colonize the shells. I long ago gave up using WBS, so my observations may not represent reality. The shells in my WBS may also have been treated in some way.


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Re: Would squirrel food work? [Re: fastfred]
    #3111744 - 09/09/04 03:03 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

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Using WBS never worked that well for me, but the entire jar would often colonize except for the sunflower shells. The myc seemed to not like to grow on them.

Perhaps something was wrong with my method, but it seemed pretty clear to me that myc would not colonize the shells. I long ago gave up using WBS, so my observations may not represent reality. The shells in my WBS may also have been treated in some way.





my friend granola planned on doing some bags with nothing but sunflower seeds, he mentioned using cubes and azures... I hope they both grow well for him


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Re: Would squirrel food work? [Re: Prisoner#1]
    #3112103 - 09/09/04 04:18 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

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my friend granola planned on doing some bags with nothing but sunflower seeds, he mentioned using cubes and azures... I hope they both grow well for him




i would like to know how that worked :mushroom2:


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