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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:16 am
by Sam Newman
My friend now feeds possums to her domestic pigs too. She says that now they are older, they prefer the possum meat over a nice big organically grown pumkin. :shock:

PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:52 am
by mitchamus
Richierich wrote:Perhaps it might be possible to transfer the thinking to pigs. But the B in BSE means bovine, not sure of PSE? A pig could be considered an omnivore could it not, perhaps its physiology is a wee bit different.

that's the kind of thinking that got BSE started... :)

PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:51 am
by Sam Newman
Yes. I agree. They are also known to be cannables. when I get a wild pig deep in the bush, I don't want to carry the extra weight of the guts so I burry them in the bush in a shallow grave wher within a week, the other wild pigs have eaten the lot. My friend fed his DUROX pigs trotters and bacon offcuts and they always wanted more. A cow is a vegetarian with 4 stomachs for digesting grass. Pigs are like us. Thats why they use pigs hearts and livers as an alternative to a human as a transplant.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:12 pm
by Snags
local girl here feeds her pigs jack fruit

far more exotic than black footed acorn eating pigs :lol:

PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:56 pm
by Sam Newman
Snags wrote:local girl here feeds her pigs jack fruit

What is jack fruit?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:45 pm
by Snags
Jackfruit is the largest tree-borne fruit in the world, reaching 80 pounds in weight and up to 36 inches long and 20 inches in diameter. The interior consists of large edible bulbs of yellow, banana-flavored flesh that encloses a smooth, oval, light-brown seed. When fully ripe, the unopened jackfruit emits a strong disagreeable odor, resembling that of decayed onions, while the pulp of the opened fruit smells of pineapple and banana ... 24&bih=614

Very cool

PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:13 am
by Sam Newman
Very cool Snags. Discovery Coast, is that in Auz? We have a palm tree called Nikau, that has a bulb full of berry like fruit inside that gets up to 90cm. Nearley a meter, on a tall coconut type palm. Very tastey. The only thing is it kills the tree to harvest it. If you would be interested in sending a seed, young seedling, or cutting in exchange for a Nikau seed or seedling, PM me. cheers. Sam.

PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:38 am
by Snags
Yes Discovery Coast is Central Qld
Don't think its legal for me to receive seeds in Australia(quarantine restrictions.)but thanks for the offer
You cant even send seeds within Australia especially to Tasmania and WA from other parts.
If its legal to send seeds to NZ from Australia I will ask to get some seeds and send them.
Let me know if its legal
They are a subtropical tree so you would need to shelter it from frosts
Hessian tent and wind breaks maybe in Winter or against a stone or brick wall.

RE: sending seed

PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:25 am
by Sam Newman
I would give it its own hothouse. Maybe if you dipped the seeds in chockolate and sent them as a lollie. just kidding. Don't send them if you think it is risky. Cheers mate. Sam. :wink: