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Re: Grass Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:59 pm

Well basically nothing ... it is preferred by the dassie rat (which is not a hyrax), and not usually exploited by the hyrax (rock dassie). The hyrax concentrates on the karoo boer bean, this making up 80% of its diet.

At least ... that is according to "Mammals of the Southern African Sub region - Skinner and Chimimba."
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Re: Grass Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:23 pm

What do cows use grass for? :whistle:



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Re: Grass Quiz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:57 am

They inhale the fumes to get high during fires? :twisted:
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Re: Grass Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Elzet » Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:26 pm

Because they are hungry? :tongue: :tongue:


Grass is mostly cellulose. And cows, like us, can't digest cellulose. So where do cows get all their nutrients? They need carbohydrates, proteins, fat, minerals and vitamins.

Cows, like other ruminants, have four separate stomach compartments (rumen, reticulum, omasum and abomasum). Other ruminants include elephants and camels. This distinguishes them from non-ruminants, such as pigs, humans and duck-billed platipii, which only have one stomach.

The rumen serves as a fermentation vat where microorganisms, such as bacteria and protozoa, break down the feed (hay, water, saliva, etc.) These microbes break down the cellulose into energy sources that the cow can digest (volatile fatty acids), and build protein, which again, the cow can digest. The rumen is quite huge (about 160 liters), and in an average cow, there are about 100 times as many bacteria as there are humans on earth.

Ruminant animals also regurgitate partially digested stuff and chew on it some more, which is why goats (for example) are often chewing, even when they are not eating.

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Re: Grass Quiz (RV)

Unread postby pantera leo » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:12 pm

Elzet wrote:Other ruminants include elephants


:hmz: Sorry to be a pain in the behind Tannie Elzet but according to my knowledge the Elephant is not a ruminant but a hind-gut fermenter, or that's what they taught me on course. :roll:

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Re: Grass Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:36 pm

@ OWN ... correct! :dance: I think ... :hmz: :doh:

@ Elzet ... :naughty: .... the correct answer ... they eat it. :thumbs_up: :lol:

@ PL ... 100%

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Re: Grass Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Elzet » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:10 pm

pantera leo wrote: :hmz: Sorry to be a pain in the behind Tannie Elzet but according to my knowledge the Elephant is not a ruminant but a hind-gut fermenter, or that's what they taught me on course. :roll:



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Re: Grass Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:09 pm

First to post is IT.
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Re: Grass Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Imberbe » Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:28 pm

This is now an Open Quiz (OQ)
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Re: Grass Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Klippspringer » Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:17 pm

What park contains more than 60 grass species ? Among others you can find there:

Eragrostis chloromelas, Curly leaf
Hyparrhenia hirta, Common thatch grass
Eragrostis gummiflua, Gum grass
Heteropogon contortus, Spear grass
Themeda triandra, Red grass
Phragmites australis, Common reed

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Re: Grass Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Imberbe » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:38 am

:hmz: KNP?
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Re: Grass Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Klippspringer » Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:39 am

Not KNP, Imberbe :tongue:

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Re: Grass Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Klippspringer » Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:57 pm

It's Golden Gate NP

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Re: Grass Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby RosemaryH » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:12 pm

Anyone care to post a grass question here? :pray: :popcorn:
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Re: Grass Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Philip1 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:56 am

"It is a good grazing grass with a high leaf production and palatability. The palatability, however, decreases as the plant matures. This Grass is, however, difficult to establish in clay soil, but once established, grows well".

What type of Grass do i refer to?
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