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hydrated lime
    #1302975 - 02/12/03 04:16 PM (14 years, 18 days ago)

hydrated lime is a go or a no in da mix??


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Re: hydrated lime [Re: lovechild]
    #1303062 - 02/12/03 04:47 PM (14 years, 18 days ago)

no go in mixed drinks....fine for casings....

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Re: hydrated lime [Re: Prisoner#1]
    #1303131 - 02/12/03 05:15 PM (14 years, 18 days ago)

thanx do you have a good receipe for casing 4 cubensisS? :tongue: 


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Re: hydrated lime [Re: lovechild]
    #1303174 - 02/12/03 05:31 PM (14 years, 18 days ago)

Check out the 50/50+ casing tek.  :grin: 


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Re: hydrated lime [Re: lovechild]
    #1303215 - 02/12/03 05:48 PM (14 years, 18 days ago)

If you have Litmus strips, or a pH probe to test the casing mix, it is.

If not, you are playing with some HOT stuff, that can F/U the works. 6T :tongue:
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pH", is a measure to describe the acidity of a medium.
pH 7 is neutral; higher means alkaline, lower acidic.

Peat is a major constituent of preferred casing mixes. The pH of peat is variable, dependent on the source it came from. Meaning, the pH of peat differs from various sources.
The preferred pH range of a casing mixture is 6.5 to 8. 7.5 is optimal.
Peat is acidic. Consequently, to achieve an optimal pH range of a casing mix, the pH of the casing mixture must be adjusted accordingly (within the range of 6.5 to 8).
The pH of the casing must be within certain limits to support strong mycelial growth. An overly acidic or alkaline casing mixture will depress mycelial growth and supports unwanted competitors.
It is generally easier to make casing materials more alkaline (i.e., increasing the pH) than it is to make them more acid (i.e., reducing the pH).
A movement of 0.5 is easy but, because the pH scale is logarithmic, a movement on the order of, 2.0 points becomes more difficult because there is a factor of 10x between each full point, so pH 5.0 is actually 100 times more acid than pH 7.0.

There are several common types of lime available for use, though care should be exercised with all of the products. Lime is caustic and a skin and eye irritant and can be dangerous if misused. If you choose to use such products, carefully read and follow all manufacturer directions exactly. The major types of lime products include:
Hydrated Lime: fast acting, but not long lasting. It is very effective to produce a fast change in pH level. It is also the "strongest" form of lime generally available, and you must follow all manufacturer precautions, since your skin and eyes can be easily irritated or burned if the product is misused.

Ground Limestone: a naturally occurring type of limestone that has been ground to a fine powder. How quickly it will act to modify pH and how long it will persist depends on how finely it was ground.

Generally, ground limestone is weaker than hydrated lime, needing about 30% more to raise the pH by the same amount. It has the advantage, however, of usually being significantly cheaper than the hydrated lime, and usually works more slowly and lasts much longer.

Mixed Lime: usually sold under a brand name. Most brands contain a variety of particle sizes to provide some immediate benefits, as well as a longer persistence. (this is often referred to as "time released" lime).

pH gradually falls to less than optimal by the end of cropping due to acids secreted by the mushroom mycelium. Consequently, a long lasting buffering agent is preferable.

If you wish to achieve optimal results when adjusting pH, it is highly advisable to use litmus strips (with color chart), or acquire a pH test probe (available at most garden supply stores, under $20) to accurately test, and adjust the pH of your casing mix, prior to application.

Doing all other cultivation steps properly, then applying a casing mixture outside the proper pH range, most often creates poor cropping results.


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Re: hydrated lime [Re: SixTango]
    #1305763 - 02/13/03 02:22 PM (14 years, 17 days ago)

very good info thanks a lot i am going to search for the next bag of caco3 and test the ph,,although dunno yet what the myc. likes


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Re: hydrated lime [Re: lovechild]
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Re: hydrated lime [Re: daba]
    #1307984 - 02/14/03 12:26 PM (14 years, 16 days ago)

I just bought a 5lb bag of hydrated lime for my yard at Meijers a little while ago. Try looking by where they have the grass seed and turf fertilizer, not where the potting soil and pots are at.  :wink:
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Re: hydrated lime [Re: peruvian spark]
    #1308178 - 02/14/03 02:11 PM (14 years, 16 days ago)

I know, I visited Nurseries!
I did go to some huge nursery, but all they had was a 50 lb bag of CaCO3 :frown:


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Re: hydrated lime [Re: daba]
    #1308330 - 02/14/03 03:36 PM (14 years, 16 days ago)

www.sporeworks.com has 5 pounds for 11 dollars. and I think some other shroomery vendors have it too:

www.shroomery.org/vendors.php


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Re: hydrated lime [Re: peruvian spark]
    #1311488 - 02/16/03 11:06 AM (14 years, 14 days ago)

i;ll try calcium sandoz on a small tray see,what happens...patience patience patience.....


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Re: hydrated lime [Re: lovechild]
    #1311542 - 02/16/03 11:45 AM (14 years, 14 days ago)

I think these tablets might actually be sour.


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Re: hydrated lime [Re: Anno]
    #1311970 - 02/16/03 03:07 PM (14 years, 14 days ago)

waiting 4 da sun


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Re: hydrated lime [Re: PJDIDDLE]
    #1312035 - 02/16/03 03:38 PM (14 years, 14 days ago)

if 1 used 1/3 hydr. lime in da mix would that burn the mycelium under the casing ?


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