Ammo growing in tree

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by Brazilviking, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. Brazilviking

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    This is a very traditional ammo used on slingshots in Brazil.
    It is called "mamona". It is the seed of a juicy plant that grows everywhere. Just leave some earth uncovered and it grows.
    It is not very hard, but hurts like hell when you get hit. And also have spikes!
     

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  4. Tysonspapa

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    natural ammo i like it. i love all natural things related to slingshots
     
  6. G_Y

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    Rizinus, very poisonous
     
  7. Saderath

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    That looks nasty! but sooo cool!
     
  8. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Haha, lucky you! :)
     
  9. Brazilviking

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    During my childhood I've been hit by those in many occasions. That was not so lucky.....:D
     
  10. Brazilviking

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    I think it is poisonous only if you eat..... I had a teacher on orthopaedics that was treating bone infection with the oil of this plant.
     
  11. Will

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    Ouch!! I bet that would hurt like hell! Wish I had some around here, they would be excellent for encouraging raccoons and opossums to leave my yard!
     
  12. studer1972

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    How similar in weight is it to an acorn?
     
  13. Brazilviking

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    What would an "acorn" supposed to be?:confused:
     
  14. sureshot_slingshot

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    Does this hurt your pouches in any kind of a way? :)
     
  15. Thistle

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    I'm thinking the same as everybody else. SUPER COOOL!

    BV, the spines are perhaps not prickly when green like this as shown in your fotos - yes?
     
  16. LEDPunisher

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    We have something that looks a little similar here in the USA. It's known by the scientific name 'Liquidambar styraciflua' AKA Sweet Gum Tree.

    Even the young green seed pods are hard as a rock and given enough force would be very likely to stick in you.
     
  17. Courier

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    Only the shuck of the seeds is poisonous.
    The oil is indeed non-toxic.
    As long as you don't eat the seeds or inhale the dust of their shuck, you will be fine. :D

    Apropos, looks like you have found a good and more important free source of ammunition. Have fun shooting them and tell us how they fly! :)
     
  18. roger59

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    cool, is it heavy? can it be used to take down game? or just for plinking and birds?
     
  19. Brazilviking

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    No. The spikes are soft, only the tip of each thorn is sharp.