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OfflineMegaGoomba
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Great source of gypsum Chalk
    #14515319 - 05/26/11 03:20 PM (9 years, 11 months ago)

Did you know you can get gypsum at the grocery in the form of chalk.



You need
Chalk white (chalkboard variety)   
and
For the easy way coffee grinder
or for the hard way a hammer,
a thick plastic bag
two magazines

I use one stick of chalk for 5 PF jars. The easy way to prepare the chalk is to put it into a coffee grinder and pulse until you have a fine powder.

The hard way is to set up on a hard surface that wont move while your hammering. first put down one magazine, then the plastic bag with chalk inside and finally put the next magazine on top of the chalk bag. So that you have made a magazine sandwich to keep the bag from ripping. Hit the magazine sandwich with the hammer starting out slowly or you will rip holes in the bag and pound into a fine powder.

After you have powderized it you can add it to PF cakes, LC, and Grains.


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Re: Great source of gypsum Chalk [Re: MegaGoomba]
    #14515340 - 05/26/11 03:25 PM (9 years, 11 months ago)

Gosh, that's got to be about 1000 times the price of agricultural gypsum.  I get 80 pound bags of finely ground gypsum flour for $8.
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Re: Great source of gypsum Chalk [Re: RogerRabbit]
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Re: Great source of gypsum Chalk [Re: RogerRabbit]
    #14515388 - 05/26/11 03:36 PM (9 years, 11 months ago)

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I get 80 pound bags of finely ground gypsum flour for $8.



The idea is more for first time PF teker than someone who wants to have an 80 pound bag of gypsum laying around. If you are going to be growing a lot of mushrooms then you are right it is a waste of money buying bulk will always be cheaper. I think an 80lbs bag is a big commitment and this would be good for someone who hasn't yet been bit by the mycology bug.


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Re: Great source of gypsum Chalk [Re: MegaGoomba]
    #14515825 - 05/26/11 04:59 PM (9 years, 11 months ago)

Go to a home supply store and they have strips of drywall used to separate items for forklift tongs that you can get for free.


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Re: Great source of gypsum Chalk [Re: MegaGoomba]
    #14516029 - 05/26/11 05:43 PM (9 years, 11 months ago)

Interesting source.  All of the garden supply stores here have pelletized gypsum which I simply wet, dissolve and add to whatever I need (soak or substrate).  I did find a bag of powdered gypsum at Worm's Way (which also sells coir bricks).


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