Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Project Azolla

Received these water ferns (Azolla microphylla) from a friend...

Fast growing like... weeds (what else :D)

Excellent food value. The finches and chicken loves them. Only fear are water borne pathogens. So I soak them in a home made chlorinated water and rinse with tap water before feeding.

How to make food safe disinfectant? Using regular bleach (usually 5.25% available in local stores), and the services of an online calculator, 4ml added to 1L of water will get a solution that is 200ppm (parts per million), which is safe for consumption. Anyway I still rinse them off before feeding the birds.

The below is an excellent documentary on Azolla...

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