- Biodynamic preps for rodent infestation:
For ashing of animal pests With respect to vertebrate animals, Steiner specified that the skin of the animal must be burned when the planet Venus is 'in the Scorpion.' The resultant pepper is then scattered over the area to be protected from the particular animal. In the case of deer, MICE, voles, gophers, groundhogs (woodchucks), coyotes and the like, one should use as much of the skin/hide as possible, but probably should omit from the ashing process the feet or other parts containing flesh or bone. For crows, pigeons, and other bird pests, skins as well as feathers are probably desired, again omitting flesh and bone from the ashing process. Given the fact that there are times when Venus is in Scorpio when some animals would be in hibernation and thus not as readily 'harvestable', one can probably gather the skin of the 'pest' at other times during the year rather than only when 'Venus is in the Scorpion.' There is a great deal of research to be carried out on the question of 'pest peppers.' We would like to encourage as many people as possible to conduct ashing experiments and especially encourage them to share their results - good, bad, or indifferent - with us, so that we may further share it through the JPI newsletter Applied Biodynamics. October 6, 2005 through November 3, 2005. Optimum ashing dates will be on October 20 and 21, 2005.
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Try looking up the plant "Squill" (from rec.gardens) Found:
-  Cornell.edu page on usage of Red Squill as a pesticide for rats
-  This page has some more tech specs on Red Squill. Noted on the page in big letters is that the use of it was Discontinued in the UK (this is from a Rodenticide page)
- To summarize
Red squill contains a toxic chemical that produces vomiting in humans; usually before dangerous amounts of squill have accumulated in the body. Because rodents such as mice and rats do not have the ability to vomit, red squill was formerly used as rat poison, but it was not particularly effective. Its use has largely been replaced by chemicals that control rodents better with less chance of accidental ingestion by humans or pets.