[LMB] What animals would the Firsters have brought to Barrayar-to-be?

Sara Kasper skasper at gmail.com
Tue Apr 5 12:14:33 BST 2016


I've just started rereading Komarr, and there is some mention of native
Barrayaran plants - some of them have names that indicate they are bad for
certain animals - the ones I remember off the top of my head are chickens
(hensbane?) and goats.

On Tue, Apr 5, 2016 at 2:20 AM, markus baur <baur at chello.at> wrote:

> Am 05.04.2016 um 09:09 schrieb Jennifer Johnson:
>
>> On 5 April 2016 at 02:08, markus baur <baur at chello.at> wrote:
>>
>>> i think we have evidence for them importing trouts (hand grenade fishing)
>>>
>>> as an alternative to rabbits: guinea pigs
>>>
>>> cows (milk & meat)
>>>
>>> goats (they might even be able to eat some of the native vegetation -
>>> after
>>> all they are able and willing to eat everything here on earth)
>>>
>>> sheep (wool, milk and meat - so they are probably more likely then cows)
>>>
>>> dogs (useful for herding and guarding)
>>>
>>> some aquaculture ready, vegetable eating fish
>>>
>>> earth worms!
>>>
>>> could termites use the native wood? (this might offer a roundabout route
>>> to
>>> change native biomass to earth biomass - termites munch local wood, grow
>>> mushrooms - occasionally termite nests get dug up, mulched and cooked and
>>> turned into earth style compost
>>>
>>> servus
>>>
>>> markus
>>>
>>> Pigs and chickens also seem high probability. I would also think
>> turkey and duck for biodiversity (not to mention food options), though
>> maybe they weren't included in the first run.
>>
>
> ultimatively we would need a lot more information on the original
> barrayaran biosphere ..
>
> I wonder if they included llamas and alpacas for similar biodiversity.
>>
>> I wonder if they included rats and mice - nuisances, but also a
>> plentiful food supply if they wanted to have more biodiversity such as
>> snakes and birds.
>>
>
> rats and mice are also very useful in the lab ..
>
> If they imported trout, then they must have imported smaller fish for
>> the trout to eat.
>>
>
> and a lot of insects
>
> did they import aedes aegyptii? or any other examples of the obnoxious
> mossi clans?
>
> servus
>
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>
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