27th March 2011 - 07:39 AM
QUOTE (enord+Mar 26 2011, 10:11 PM)
& its never wise to try to piss upwind
You totally crack me up, man.
28th March 2011 - 07:33 PM
It's a chicken & egg problem. Dogs pee on trees because dogs sniff at trees. But dogs sniff at trees because dogs pee on trees.
However, the chicken & egg problem has an obvious answer. I don't know the answer to this question.
30th March 2011 - 07:00 PM
predators vs predaters?
2nd May 2011 - 05:40 PM
QUOTE (Lady Elizabeth+Mar 26 2011, 09:50 PM)
Why do dogs and other creatures wee (me included) around plants, trees and anything resembling a lamp-post? ..... methinks there is some hard-wired behavioural jobs a-go-go here.
If peeing on plants is an evolutionary survival trait ..... one in which, said veg gets lashings of nutriment ..... further up the 'chain', aniimals like us feed on the re-integrated faeces/disgusting bladder flush, to allow us to survive. It all makes perfect sense.
Years ago when I was still a boy my father bought a new house in a totally new development. All the neighbors bought about the same time and planted their lawns and flower gardens and most planted some trees.
An immigrant German and his wife who were in their early sixties bought the house across the street from ours. They planted three pine trees in a row in the middle of their front yard. Their trees grew rapidly and within a year had grown two to three times higher than any other trees planted in the new neighborhood.
My Dad, who could speak German crossed the street one day and asked them what the secret of their success was, and they frankly told him that they saved their urine until it had a strong ammonia smell and then poured it on the base of the three trees. That nitrate rich ammonia as well as any other nutrients in the urine appeared to greatly stimulate the growth of those three trees.
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