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Do Not Enter!
September 16, 2010, 9:10 pm
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Walking by a junk yard I see one of the best deterrents….barbed or razor wire.  This invention, simple as it may be, lets all know that easy access to this area is not to be had. The origins of this were most likely inspired by the barbs and thorns of plant, which use these mechanical defenses to ward off potential grazers.

But at the cross roads between biological emmulation and biological utilization I remember a course from my undergrad.  In a course on greenhouse and nursery production, we went on field trips to see the industry.  At one citrus farm they originally tried to use this variety of orange as a root stock, but it was too aggressive and often choked the scion.  After that they sold it to office parks and other places for landscaping and security….so here the inspirations for the barbwire deterrents was actually used as the barbed wire…


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