All times are UTC + 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 53 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mar 18th, '08, 17:33 
Offline
Bordering on Legend
Bordering on Legend
User avatar

Joined: Jan 3rd, '08, 18:45
Posts: 454
Location: San Rafael de Guatuzo
Gender: Male
Are you human?: YES
Location: San Rafael de Guatuso Costa Rica
I do believe raw bamboo shoots contain a poison - I think you always have to cook it. I would be careful and check your bamboo and make sure it is and edible type. There are lots of different kinds of bamboo, not all are probably suitable for eating.


Top
 Profile  
 
    Advertisement
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mar 18th, '08, 21:42 
Offline
Xtreme Contributor
Xtreme Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Feb 20th, '08, 05:46
Posts: 179
Location: Texas
Gender: Male
Stuart Chignell wrote:
Are they the same thing as a starling (grackles that is) or only just as anoying.


Nope not the same much worse :roll:

They are a year long menace in San Antonio exceedingly noisy crap everywhere they just plain suck. They fly around in huge flocks and dont park or walk near them when they roost at night. Eeew! :lol:

At least the feathers on starlings make good fishing flies.
My cats and dog wont even eat them (grackles) if they catch them.

Link for the sounds they make except yopu need to multiply time thousands.
http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/537/ov ... ackle.aspx

_________________
Robert
Central Texas
"If You Always Do What You've Always Done, You'll Always Get What You've Always Got."
"Anthony Robbins"


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mar 19th, '08, 04:05 
Offline
Almost divorced
Almost divorced
User avatar

Joined: Oct 19th, '06, 17:27
Posts: 1060
Location: Townsville
Gender: Male
Hey Janet have you looked here for a solution?
http://www.sportingguns.com.au/Rifles/HWM.html

_________________
Noli Illegitimi Carborundum


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mar 19th, '08, 07:10 
Offline
A posting God
A posting God
User avatar

Joined: Nov 3rd, '06, 01:30
Posts: 3131
Location: Cochranville, Pennsylvania USA
Gender: Female
Are you human?: yes
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
I think mine are Common Grackles.
http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/536/_/ ... ackle.aspx

An air rifle? You're kidding. You have no idea of the magnitude of the problem. Need a shotgun. Couple of shots every evening for a week would start to make a dent. The neighbors would complain though.

I did try boiling the bamboo several times and pouring off the water to leach any toxins. Maybe I just needed a few more times around. Mostly I just mow the stuff back now, and kick off the shoots that are in other flower beds. The shoots stop coming up mid-June.

_________________
Rules are for the obedience of the ignorant and the guidance of the wise.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mar 19th, '08, 07:19 
Offline
Seriously, this cant be healthy.
Seriously, this cant be healthy.
User avatar

Joined: Dec 6th, '07, 01:13
Posts: 10307
Images: 0
Location: central FL
Gender: Female
Are you human?: YES at least mostly
Location: USA, Florida, Yalaha
It is mainly the taste with the bamboo. Blanching helps (covering a new shoot from light before harvesting it) I hear.

_________________
Aquaponic Lynx
Main System
300 gallon System
Tower System
PeePonics


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mar 19th, '08, 15:00 
Offline
A posting God
A posting God
User avatar

Joined: Feb 23rd, '07, 03:48
Posts: 3191
Location: Lyonville Victoria
Gender: Male
Worse then Starlings geez they must be really bad.

_________________
Science is the collection and interpretation of evidence
Proof only exists in mathematics


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mar 19th, '08, 19:11 
Offline
Bordering on Legend
Bordering on Legend
User avatar

Joined: Jan 3rd, '08, 18:45
Posts: 454
Location: San Rafael de Guatuzo
Gender: Male
Are you human?: YES
Location: San Rafael de Guatuso Costa Rica
Janet - nothing compares to a flock of 50 parrots! And, of course, one wise guy always has to be learning to talk - I can't tell you how many times I have come to being called by a parrot...

No one warns you of these things... :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Bamboo?
PostPosted: Mar 19th, '08, 20:50 
Offline
A posting God
A posting God
User avatar

Joined: Sep 4th, '07, 04:16
Posts: 2468
Location: Texas
Gender: Male
Are you human?: YES
Location: Texas 75703
Wow, parrots would be a pest in a flock.

:sign5: I can just imagine what it would be like having a bird call you.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mar 20th, '08, 05:38 
Offline
Spam Assassin (Be afraid!)
Spam Assassin     (Be afraid!)
User avatar

Joined: Aug 24th, '06, 11:50
Posts: 10032
Location: Townsville
Gender: Female
Location: home
we have about 50 cockatoos camped in the yard at the moment. They can bite through branches about 1.5cm thick, all the time, from everything. that's when they are not eating the rubber seals from car windows

_________________
.
.
.
................................................................. . Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mar 20th, '08, 21:31 
Offline
A posting God
A posting God
User avatar

Joined: Sep 4th, '07, 04:16
Posts: 2468
Location: Texas
Gender: Male
Are you human?: YES
Location: Texas 75703
Eating the seals from your car! Dang I would take care of that problem Image

Boil them and feed them to the fish :twisted:

We have almost no birds here. At worst they eat my strawberries and put holes in my peaches once in a while. You guys really do have big pest.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mar 20th, '08, 21:39 
Offline
Seriously, this cant be healthy.
Seriously, this cant be healthy.
User avatar

Joined: Nov 16th, '06, 08:44
Posts: 27177
Location: Gerringong
Gender: Male
Location: NSW Australia
Jaymie wrote:
we have about 50 cockatoos camped in the yard at the moment. They can bite through branches about 1.5cm thick, all the time, from everything. that's when they are not eating the rubber seals from car windows


:lol: ... got the same problem at the moment Jaymie.... all over everyones lawns, trees etc....

Buggers love the seeding/flowering trees around my place

This morning was a quiet day :D


Attachments:
104_3109 (Medium).JPG
104_3109 (Medium).JPG [ 73.47 KiB | Viewed 1204 times ]
104_3112 (Medium).JPG
104_3112 (Medium).JPG [ 70 KiB | Viewed 1203 times ]
104_3113 (Medium).JPG
104_3113 (Medium).JPG [ 105.1 KiB | Viewed 1203 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mar 21st, '08, 04:36 
Offline
Almost divorced
Almost divorced
User avatar

Joined: Oct 19th, '06, 17:27
Posts: 1060
Location: Townsville
Gender: Male
Are they cockys or correllas(the birds that ate Broken Hill)? makes no difference really, just smaller birds. still vandalistic and noisy. It is only 6.30am now the the buggers have been screeching for yonks!

_________________
Noli Illegitimi Carborundum


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mar 21st, '08, 08:43 
Offline
A posting God
A posting God
User avatar

Joined: Nov 3rd, '06, 01:30
Posts: 3131
Location: Cochranville, Pennsylvania USA
Gender: Female
Are you human?: yes
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
:shock: yikes.

_________________
Rules are for the obedience of the ignorant and the guidance of the wise.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Bamboo?
PostPosted: Apr 21st, '08, 05:05 
Offline
Bordering on Legend
Bordering on Legend

Joined: Oct 7th, '07, 21:11
Posts: 372
Gender: None specified
I actually know quite a few bamboo guru's
But ya I found this link interesting hey
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/p ... boo20.html


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Bamboo?
PostPosted: Apr 21st, '08, 07:54 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Mar 18th, '06, 09:41
Posts: 9072
Location: Brisbane
Gender: Male
Are you human?: YES
Location: Brisbane
I've always intended to give bamboo cloning a go. I'd heard it was hard, but didn't realise how hard. I'm glad I've read this, it will save me wasting my time :lol:.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 53 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next

All times are UTC + 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Portal by phpBB3 Portal © phpBB Türkiye
[ Time : 0.653s | 21 Queries | GZIP : Off ]