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  • #1281
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    Hi guys, i saw this mentioned on another thread, but can’t remember it going into much detail.

    Could Mangrove plants be a viable food source? I have looked into it a little bit and, although I have barely scraped the surface, I have found two types of mangrove plant that are partially edible and useable.

    The Mangrove palm: The Fruit produces an edible sap and young shoots are also edible. It has a variety of different uses. “Large stems are used to train swimming in Burma as it has buoyancy” – wikipedia – maybe dead ones can be used for that? Or just get the cheap foam things – more efficient ;)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nypa_fruticans

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Edible-Tropical-Plant-Foods

    The Red Mangrove – loads of uses – they grow it in florida, louisiana and texas apparently

    http://www.springerlink.com/content/t0k371lwv3557527/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhizophora_mangle

    I’m sure there must be more, I’m not lucky enough to get the only two straight away.

    #10527
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    Hadean is actually building a prototype mangrove farm in Singapore next year, our hope is that we can use them for several things;

    Carbon credits, This is pretty simple, plant trees, get paid. But at the same time, it leads to our 2nd phase

    Dead zone reversal, We’re located in the Straits of Johor, an incredibly polluted stretch of water that is home to several hundred fish farms. We’ve yet to see if it’s financially feasible for us to charge either governments or NGOs a monthly fee for our trees soaking up all the excess nitrates and phosphates that would otherwise cause massive algae blooms.

    Fertilizer Production, deadfall from the trees can be chipped and vermicomposted to create organic fertilizer, or burned to create potash(chemical fertilizer).

    Feed Production, the resulting worms can then be used as feed for things like chickens, ducks, fish, and pigs.

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    #10536
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    governments will soon be flocking to be the first to have an anti-pollutant seastead in their waters!

    #10660
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    Salicornia europaea is highly edible, Tetragonia tetragonioides tastes just like spinach. Rhagodia parabolic produces seeds birds love.
    The Institute of Sustainable Halophyte Utilization has started research on 100 wild plants of Sindh and Balochistan coastal areas, which can produce edible oil and bio-diesel.
    There a lot of salt tolerant plants we can eat and even more our animals can eat.
    #10697
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    So, it seems that it is possible to use mangroves. The only flaw is that they could only be used well (as in a good amount of them) on a full sized seastead, so no single-family seasteads. Well, that’s another source of food found!

    #10711
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    There is a poisonous type of fruiting mangrove that the Aborigines in Australia consume. The trick is to bury it in mud for 7 days and then boil it twice. Its common name is the White Mangrove. I have been looking for a nurseryman who carries them with no luck yet, although I have a red mangrove in my bedroom.

    OceanPhoenix, why would a single family be too small? Plants do not need the same accommodations as people. On a somewhat related note to this thread, I learned that milk and potatoes form a complete diet.

    #10739
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    Great idea’s for mangroves! in coastal waters right?

    Hexagonal pontoons? are you sure these things will stand up to 30 meter waves? i mean you know.. the sea gets rough..

    I have been in a yach with 8-10 meter waves… great fun(for the insane), but, the size of em id say would rip apart any mangrove or seastead thats not made of one solid object or very well bonded together, that can take stress in hundreds of metric ton’s in sheer force.

    #10811
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    capistor wrote:

    OceanPhoenix, why would a single family be too small? Plants do not need the same accommodations as people. On a somewhat related note to this thread, I learned that milk and potatoes form a complete diet.

    What I meant was that the mangroves would be too few in numbers to form a significant part of a diet. It would be fine for all the other uses.

    *thought* What we need is mangroves with very nice-tasting fruit, and create a delicacy which can be sold for a good amount of money.

    *another thought* See if we can find a way to efficiently farm truffles in a small space. They sell for hundreds of pounds each. The only thing is, unless we can simulate the perfect environment, they wont grow (at least, I dont think they will, they apparently seem to pick and choose where to grow)

    and jack, it depends on which sea. For instance, you wouldn’t want to build a seastead in the middle of the atlantic, or the pacific, and definitely not the north sea.

    #10816
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    WOW truffles, never thought of that, i heard there is a white truffle to thats worth over $2000 each!

    thats an amazing idea!

    Which sea, yes this is what i was wondering about, since many talking about staying away from EEZ’s & coastal waters in general, its going to be tricky i thought.

    I realy dont feel TSI are making their presence felt on these forums, it feels more like we have to band together & do this thing ourselves & the TSI is just there to offer half-assed reports.

    ive seen more forum control on Armed Assault forum than here (thats a 3d computer game for you old folks)

    #10824
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    Jack wrote:

    I realy dont feel TSI are making their presence felt on these forums, it feels more like we have to band together & do this thing ourselves & the TSI is just there to offer half-assed reports.

    ive seen more forum control on Armed Assault forum than here (thats a 3d computer game for you old folks)


    I completely agree. TSI needs to get their act together and start posting their opinions on some of these threads. I know they have other things to do, but there are people who post on these threads all the time, and they have full time jobs / are still in full time education / have other commitments.

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