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Re: [Distillers] Re: 'La Muneca'

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  • Derek Hamlet
    ... Derek Hamlet Victoria, B.C.
    Message 1 of 7 , Mar 29, 2004
      At 08:51 PM 29/03/2004, you wrote:
      >--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "waljaco" <waljaco@h...> wrote:
      > > Koalas in Australia feed on nutritionally poor eucalypt leaves
      > > (eucalytus oil is also slightly poisonous) by utilising gut flora
      > > break it down. They pass on the useful bacteria by giving their
      > > their droppings!
      > > wal
      >It's actually a very complex process, and vastly different to human
      >digestive processes.
      >Acquisition of Microflora by Young Koalas
      >Juvenile koalas are not born with the necessary microflora to aid in
      >digestion, so in order to obtain the bacteria, they feed on special
      >feces from the mother, called pap. Pap is a fluid, unformed fecal
      >material derived mainly from the cecum, unlike normal pelleted
      >feces. The counts of T-PCDE are increased 6 to 7 fold and anaerobic
      >koala strains are increased 23 to 41 fold in pap (Osawa et al,
      >1993b). In normal feces, most bacteria are killed due to water
      >reabsorption in the distal colon, but strains in pap escape because
      >of the rapid discharge from the intestines (Osawa et al, 1993b).
      >Young koalas initiate the production of pap by nuzzling the mother's
      >anus with a back and forth motion with its mouth and nostrils. The
      >stimulation by the baby's nose causes the mother to defecate normal
      >pellets, which the baby ignores. The number of normal pellets is
      >determined by the mother's last defecation (Osawa et al, 1993b).
      >After 30 to 60 minutes, the color of the feces turn from an olive
      >green or khaki to dark brown with a smooth, shiny surface. The
      >fecal material continues to become softer and unformed, gaining more
      >interest from the young koalas (Osawa et al, 1993b). The feces
      >eventually becomes a fluid paste, which the baby ingests. Young
      >koalas are often so intent on feeding that mothers have been
      >observed moving among branches or changing sitting positions without
      >disturbing the pap feeding. Pap feeding lasts about one hour and is
      >essential to prepare young koalas for the transition from milk to
      >eucalypt leaves (Osawa et al, 1993b).
      >URK!!!!!! It's enough to put a bloke off his drink! :-)
      >regards Harry
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      Derek Hamlet
      Victoria, B.C.
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