Steve Konings skonings at
Thu Nov 10 14:50:28 EST 1994

: I also heard that birds do not have receptors for capscaicin and that if 
: you put it on bird seed it keeps the squirrels from eating it, but has no 
: affect on the birds. A guy I know patented this.  Isn't it odd how research 
: on signaling and cancer leads to an "improved" bird food?

: Curt Ashendel
: Purdue University
: West Lafayette, IN
: ashendel at
  At least we have our priorities straight!

  Ornithologically Yours,


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