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    alarming amounts of bird feces around my growing area
    hey...make sure these birds aren't attacking your plants.
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    My advice: get a baseball bat and hope the rain washes away the poo, I don't think it does anything good for the plants.

    Just kidding about the bird baseball thingy.. not nice...
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    Here's another way to think of it that I just thought;

    What you're doing with the purp is pretty much just like a stagnant toilet, with no filtration or anything. Sounds fun, huh? 'Specially in winter, when it isn't too active.

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    I dont believe the doc told us which specific disease the dog had...
    I did a quick search, I am sure there is probably more but these two should be enough of a deterrent


    Histoplasmosis
    Systemic disease caused by H. capsulatum, which is found in soil with high concentration of fecal material of chickens, pigeons and bats
    Endemic areas are the valleys of Ohio, Missouri, and Mississippi rivers
    Occurs as an intracellular yeast and is seen best on silver stain
    Farmers, construction workers, and people who enjoy outdoor activities are the most at risk by inhaling spores
    1 in 2000 people will develop chronic pulmonary disease
    Most cases of primary histoplasmosis are asymptomatic or mild flu-like syndrome
    Progressive pulmonary disease associated with chronic lung disease occurs in middle-aged men
    CXR demonstrates dense nodules with central calcification
    Chronic cavitary histoplasmosis is less common
    Mediastinal histoplasmosis results in fibrosing mediastinitis, which is the most frequent benign etiology of SVC obstruction
    Healed histoplasmosis causes a solitary pulmonary nodule, which can be confused with carcinoma

    Cryptococcosis
    Caused by C. neoformans, found in soil contaminated by pigeon droppings
    India ink staining reveals round, budding yeast which has gelatinous polysaccharide capsule
    Primarily involves the bronchopulmonary tree, with special predilection for the meninges
    Lesions often involve the lower lobes and are solid
    Amphotericin B and 5-fluorocytosine are both effective medical treatment
    Always examine CSF if C. neoformans is isolated from sputum or surgical specimen
    10% of patients develop cryptococcal meningitis after resection of a pulmonary lesion

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    Well these feces are cylinder-shaped and actually have seeds in them.
    They're already dry and I never really touch them.
    Now that I think of it, It might not even be bird poop.

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    it has been widely speculated that bird feces sereves as fertilizer to N. Lowii and perhaps ephippeata, no?

    i would be concerned however that for other species and plants, it is far too rich, and would lead to decay.

    but thats just my 2 cents.
    if i were ruler of the world, anyone who defined a nepenthene as a "companion plant" to orchids would be fired from a cannon atop mt. kinabalu.

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    Bird poop is relatively clean compared to other animals, and risk of infection is primarily around a large concentration of birds, like a roosting spot or a henhouse. Its still poop, though.
    that makes no logic

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