So, I'd like to know what fungi and bacteria may be present in my chicken manure tea so I can see what is the potential microorganism that can kill insects. I'd like to do further research with it. Thanks!
I cannot comment on the fungi, but there are some very characteristic bacteria of ruminant animals (sheep, cows, etc...). The gut microbial communities are dominated by a variety of anaerobic bacteria that convert cellulose (the main component of plant material) to volatile fatty acids (acetate, proprionate,and buterate) which are taken up as a carbon source by the cow. These cellulolytic organism include Clostridium, Firbrobacter, and Ruminococcus species. There are other oraganisms that such acetogens and methanogens that convert the CO2 and hydrogen gas generated during cellulose fermentation into methane and acetate. There is also a subset of microorganisms that degrade the succinate, acetate, and butyrate generated. However, it should be noted that most of the ruminant bacteria are obligately anaerobic and will die when exposed to air. The insect killing properties of the tea are likely the result of a fungal/bacterial metabolite and not due to the presence of a living ruminal species.
Oh after writing this I realized you said "chicken manure". The community in a chicken gut can be very different from that of a ruminant animal. Sorry about that. Hope you learned something new anyway.