Bamboo, one of the gifts from natural, Panda’s favourite food. this Blog from Showboxbamboo® want to share with you about the facnating fact of bamboo.
- Growing Place
Among the countries of the Asia-Pacific region, China has the largest national complement of bamboo species (626 described species), followed by India (102 species) and Japan (84 species).
- Modern use of bamboo
Bamboo is still used to make dishes, chopsticks, furniture and musical instruments. In addition, it is frequently made into paper, fishing rods, cutting boards, and even filters for water desalination. It can be used for bamboo flooring, decking, decorative paneling, and siding. Because of the natural characteristics of bamboo houses that are built with it are both earthquake and cyclone resistant.
- Panda’s favourite food
Pandas eat different types and parts of bamboo according to the seasons. In spring and summer, they like eating different kinds of shoots; in autumn, they enjoy the leaves of bamboo; in winter, their main diet is roots. With very little nutritional value in bamboo, pandas must eat 23–40kg every day to meet their energy needs.
- Bamboo has age
Bamboo is useful for various applications at different ages :
<30 days – good for eating
6-9 months – for making baskets
2-3 years – for bamboo boards or laminations
3-6 years – for construction
>6 years – bamboo gradually loses strength up to 12 years old