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guano

the white nitrogenous dried excrement, high in uric acid content, that is produced by birds and reptiles. Guano is a valuable fertilizer and has been extensively harvested from guano bird (cormorant) colonies in South America.

guano

compacted droppings of birds or bats used as fertilizer; a known carrier of disease, e.g. histoplasmosis.
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There is a loophole of specific studies on degradation of species specific bat guano, in general the most abundant organisms in soil that contribute to organic matter decomposition are bacteria and fungi.
He did not report any exposures to bird droppings, bat guano, caves, or potting soils.
Fletcher (1982), in a study of the microbial ecology of a community living on gray bat guano in a Missouri cave, noted the presence of 30 species of mites.
There was bat guano dripping from the inside of the cabins.
I add as much manure as much as possible - cow, chicken and bat guano.
Tales are told of the two wriggling through a blowhole no bigger than the interior of a coat hanger, and squirming on their bellies along tunnels barely 10 inches high, their nostrils assaulted by the overpowering scent of bat guano.
Bat Guano is one of the oldest fertilizers known to humans.
Bat guano is an important food source in caves and is eaten by microscopic invertebrates, cave insects, cave crayfish, and cave fish.
At the landfill, workers moved topsoil from an area that previously housed a barn; at the bridge, workers observed bat guano on bridge beams.
Well, it means that bat guano (even called waste) damage in a homeowner's attic cannot be denied insurance recovery under the homeowner pollution exclusion, in which pollutants specifically are defined to include "any .
Exports of bat guano accounted for three quarters of the revenue of what South American country in the 1860s?
The nearby Windsor Caves, now owned by the World Wildlife Federation, are the domain of a bat found exclusively in this area, and the Windsor Great House now serves as a boardinghouse for scholarly enthusiasts of bat guano.