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Re: strange brew
It sounds like a nature farming recipe. These include all kinds
of on-farm biofertilizers and fermented extracts, made from
local biomass sources and biological conversion processes.
The red tinge may be a type of photosynthetic bacteria.
EM (Effective Microorganism), one of the nature farming
microbial tools, has these purple photosynthetic Rhodobacters,
and an EM-treated hog-lagoon turned red is a sign of bioconversion.
Enrichment & Isolation of Purple Non-Sulfur Photosynthetic Bacteria
Sudden Popularity of Soil Based Organisms (SBOs) as Probiotics
What other details and background can you share, Elijah?
elijah smith wrote:
I need help identifying what sort of anaerobic
bacteria we've grown. Someone gave us a recipe for a sort of tea which
is supposed to "increase the amount of sunlight absorbed" when applied as
a foliar spray. The recipe goes like this:
soak a pile of fish scales in water.
Strain the water through red cinder (we have a lot of this in Hawaii...).
Let the water sit in a full sealed glass jar in the sun.
Well, we did it, and the glass jar sat
and say for months and then all of a sudden turned bright red - which was
what was supposed to happen... we can make more of it by just putting mixing
it with clean water and adding it to more jars; each in turn will turn red
after a bit.
But what is it? Anyone ever heard of
this stuff? Does it really increase sunlight absorption? I though maybe
'cuz it was so red, it might somehow let the plant intake a different part
of the spectrum - but I'm no scientist, I'm just guessing.