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    Bird Poop?????

    Well just recently I've begun to find almost alarming amounts of bird feces around my growing area, and I was wondering if it is ok to place the bird droppings into some of my plants traps such as Sarracenia, Nepenthes, and Heliamphora? I've already began doing that with my S. purpurea ssp. venosa and N. 'Miranda' and I was wondering if it would be somewhat bennificial to any of my plants if I were to keep on doing so (or if it is bad for my plant's health so I can stop now).

    I know that that generally happens with Heliamphora but I was wondering if it is ok for the others.

    Thanks!

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    Um, I think it's best not to touch such things.

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    two weeks ago my girlfriend and I just had to put her dog down from a fungal infection of the lungs resulting from bird poop, it had made its way throughout the brain, bones etc etc, not pretty, the xrays were awful

    the only treatment for it would have been hundreds of dollars per month for an extended period of time and even then the odds werent good at all

    he said the poop rest in the dirt, then the spores get stirred up and breathed into the lungs... you get the idea

    the vet told us humans were more resistant then dogs but why chance it, remove their perch if you can

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    Bird guano is one of the richest natural fertilizers available: full of nitrogen in the form of uric acid (that's what make bird poop white). Guano is related to ammonia fertilizers like ammonium nitrate.

    I'd keep it away from my CPs.
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    What if I put it in my S. purpurea traps every now and then?

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    It must happen randomly in nature so a little bit now and then probably won't kill them. It would probably be like foliar fertilizering once in a great while.
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    Watch out for bird flu!

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    Oh, I don't used my bare hands. I use gloves.
    And I keep the extra droppings in a dry plastic bag.

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