Animals and the Waterboxx
Water in dry areas attracts life. During the Groasis Waterboxx experiments we have found:
- App. 2% of all the planted saplings and seeds are eaten by ants.
- App. 1% of all the planted saplings and seeds are eaten by mice.
- App. 0,2% of all the planted saplings and seeds are eaten by gophers.
- App. 30% of all the installed Waterboxxes has frogs or toads below them after 2 months.
- In one experiment (Whitewater Preserve California) we had 3 boxes destroyed by a black bear (Ursidae). After the destruction we did nothing and no more Waterboxxes were touched.
- The soil under more than 90% of the Waterboxxes is drained by earthworms within a month after installing.
- Under all the boxes, even if the soil is rocky, the soil changes rapidly into a soft soil caused by microbes and bacteria.
- In 3 experiments, one in France and two in Spain, we had severe damage of wild boar. They want to drink the water from the Waterboxxes. In these places they broke them 100% open. There are 3 ways to protect your Waterboxxes if you have this problem:
- Put electric fencing around your planting place
- Put water at your planting place so that the animals can drink
- Use the effective solution against wild boar that I saw in India: a hanging shining lamp that is moving all the time through the wind.
|Look at the video to see the solution against wild boars in India|