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the slimy hoard, wolf fur update

 
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dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 20 8:52 am    Post subject: the slimy hoard, wolf fur update Reply with quote
    

ron's under fur was fairly easy to tease out and layer onto the soil

it dropped down to a mat with watering but no washing or surfactants, it fluffed up again as it dried

the birds have taken it for nest lining over a couple of months

it did however protect the cucumber and nasturtiums from the slimy hoard when they were at the delicious stage
not trace of slime let alone a munching

naked stuff got munched

conclusion , canine fur works

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 20 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Nice one DPack. Thanks for sharing your conclusion. I now just need to find someone with a furry canine.

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 20 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I bet groomers would be delighted to let you have some. There’s practically enough for another dog when they do ours!

I wonder if breed makes a difference? I’m betting wolf fur is on the wiry side, where as our cavalier is princess-soft!

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 20 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

wellington womble wrote:
I bet groomers would be delighted to let you have some. There’s practically enough for another dog when they do ours!

I wonder if breed makes a difference? I’m betting wolf fur is on the wiry side, where as our cavalier is princess-soft!


ron's under fur is long, very soft and fine

better than shetland sheep wool or angora, awesome fibre

iirc my mum had a Bernese mountain dog dressing gown my dad brought back from his travels , soft warm and it lasted 50 yrs

ron is no longer with me but i do have quite a bit of fur

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 20 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Sounds as if it is good enough to spin. Rather a shame to waste it on slugs and snails. Unwashed sheeps wool works too doesn't it? I have plenty of that.

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 20 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

it would be a waste if it was not so popular with the sparrows as nest lining
+ tt is rather allergic to wolf fur, although she was fond of ron she does not miss the fur

the sheep wool stuff i used last year was short fibre, very greasy and compressed into pellets
it looked rather like the stuff that fettlers clean of carding engines
it worked very well

greasy sheep wool should work a treat

tis the most effective barrier method i have found so far

i have heard that human wool from a haircut is effective but not tried it

Slim



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 20 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

What's the mechanism at play? Anyone know? Do they just not like going on top of it?

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 20 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

i recon the fibres are not nice to "glide" on, maybe it wipes off the slime layer and perhaps the greasy component also messes with mobility or slime

the wool version had short stiff fibres so that might even "tickle" a bit to a soft wet foot

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