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Rabbit Dropping Fertilizer

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    Hi -- I am going to repot some of my orchids in the next couple of months and wonder if anyone has tried mixing in a few rabbit droppings. I usually use a bark/sphagnum moss mix (ratio varies with species and pot type used). I know they are OK to put in to other houseplants and directly into gardens (they are not too "hot" to use fresh). Maybe they would make good natural slow-release fertilizer pellets? I have a steady supply of rabbit droppings courtesy of Attila the Bun.

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    I believe that it would be worth trying. I have read about a guy who was growing in straight horse manure. If you google orchids in horse manure you can find the info. Rabbit should be fairly similar.

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    Sound like an interesting test. Good luck.

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    Rabbit manure is even higher in nitrogen than some poultry manures and it also contains a large amount of phosphorus--important for flower formation.
    You can liberally use rabbit droppings without fear of burning plants.

    ( I am no rabbit poo specialist, just found the info online! )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lambert View Post
    ...( I am no rabbit poo specialist, just found the info online! )
    Uh-huh.... hehehe... Sounds pretty official to me! heheh..... J/K!

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    You don't want to know what rabbits do with their do do.

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    okay, you opened that door. what do rabbits do with their "do do"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mycologist View Post
    You don't want to know what rabbits do with their do do.
    how can he post that and sign off...curious minds want to know, LOL.

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    Rabbits produce two kinds of droppings... the regular dry, round pellets we usually see, and also cecotropes, stickier, softer, odoriferous droppings we don't usually see. We don't see the cecotropes because the buns usually eat them directly from their anus (it must be embarrassing, because they do it when no one is watching!)! The cecotropes need to be digested twice, and supply the bun with nutrients he would not otherwise get. Now how's that for a visual?

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    learn something new every day....thanks! (and I thought it was going to be a lead in for a joke, LOL) I have one dog that really enjoys rabbit "treats"

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