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Date Posted: 00:29:41 08/24/07 Fri
Author: Rain and Connie
Subject: Re: I buy the English walnuts--in the shell, by the bag! No probs!
In reply to: Connie and Rain 's message, "Re: I buy the English walnuts--in the shell, by the bag! No probs!" on 00:07:32 08/24/07 Fri

>I also buy unshelled, by the bag; but if I can get "back yard" natural; why not?? We have lots!! Rain loves Beechnuts and thats something I can't buy in a store!! And, I still have accorns harvested last year, still good and she loves them!! Never had walnuts before tho.>O-Kay, now, I have absolutely no idea of what to
>do!!! I don't want to tease Rain with this walnut,
>but she wants it, bad!! It is just a backyard
>walnut, w/outer covering still on! When I hold it
>outside her cage, she hugs it and tries to pull it in
>the cage! ( She was frantic for it!) I only
>introduced it that one time, but she wanted it, bad!
>I will throw it away if not good for her! But Rain
>and I are totally confused, at this point!! Don't
>they eat walnuts in the wild???? The only reason Rain
>has survived, has been "her" knowing what is "good and
>bad". (more than my knowing!) If it weren't for her
>guideing me and the Forum,;(stop that sugar!!) I would
>have killed her "with love" long ago!!Have lots of
>walnuts here! To give or not to give??? Have
>shelled walnuts before and they are a pain in the
>#*!#%&!!!! Well, you know! (and, remove outer
>coverings?) >I'm thinking you are asking about the
>outer covering,
>>>a "husk" I think it is called. I wish I could help
>>>with an answer but don't know for sure. Logic would
>>>say that flyers are exposed to the unhusked walnuts
>in
>>>nature but I cannot say how a domesticated flyer
>would
>>>respond to something she had never seen before and
>>>therefore had no past natural judgement to react
>with.
>>>I found an article that says; "The causal agent is a
>>>chemical called “juglone” (5
>>>hydroxy-1,4-napthoquinone), which occurs naturally in
>>>all parts of the black walnut. Juglone has
>>>experimentally been shown to be a respiration
>>>inhibitor which deprives sensitive plants of needed
>>>energy for metabolic activity." This article is from
>>>Purdue University and refers to the plant life
>growing
>>>around the tree that dies. It does not answer the
>>>question of how it effects animals. I also find that
>>>I cannot eat the black walnut but can eat the
>>>"English" walnut, go figure. BTW the website is
>>> >>>href="http://www.ces.purdue.edu/extmedia/HO/HO-193.pd
>f
>>"
>>>>http://www.ces.purdue.edu/extmedia/HO/HO-193.pdf


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