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Amazon Shop: ½ Pint Jars, Oyster Shell, pH Test Strips

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Offlinerealrasta
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straw logs and bulk question
    #1744142 - 07/24/03 11:26 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

i have lime already but the bag is long gone so i dont know how high the acidity is. is there a way to test it and what is the amount of acidity i want. alsoi know joshua can find oyster shell flour. but i cant any way that i can powderize oyster shell to add to casing. i like the idea of powder verses chunk. any help would be great

p.s. should i just buy new lime?


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Re: straw logs and bulk question [Re: realrasta]
    #1744435 - 07/24/03 01:23 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

I doubt you need to buy new lime. Lime is basic, not acidic, but it should be fine (it's a powder,) and it should be pretty sterile (I don't know how many things could live in lime. I would assume not many.)

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Re: straw logs and bulk question [Re: realrasta]
    #1744641 - 07/24/03 02:50 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

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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 


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Re: straw logs and bulk question [Re: Wheedhead!]
    #1744987 - 07/24/03 04:46 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Lime is a base, not an acid. :smile:  Since it's a stable and inorganic chemical, unless it's been contaminated by a lot of stuff, it's gonna be the same as you bought it.  It doesn't go bad, though it might fuse into a solid block.


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Re: straw logs and bulk question [Re: Sev]
    #1745394 - 07/24/03 07:25 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

i read some where that some lime will kill mycilum. beacuase different brands have different amounts. im using hydrated lime if that matters? also any one know about oyster powder


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Re: straw logs and bulk question [Re: realrasta]
    #1745692 - 07/24/03 08:51 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

I believe the Dolomitic (sp?) lime will kill the myc because it contains magnesium. Of course this is the exact thing I bought 40 lbs of last week like an idiot. Doh!


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Re: straw logs and bulk question [Re: shakta]
    #1745847 - 07/24/03 09:41 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

so how do i test for things that could kill the myc


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Re: straw logs and bulk question [Re: realrasta]
    #1747590 - 07/25/03 11:29 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Dolomitic lime doesn't kill the mycelium. The magnesium supposedly inhibits fruiting, but I've used high-mag lime for cubensis without a problem. Maybe in other species....

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Re: straw logs and bulk question [Re: micro]
    #1750503 - 07/26/03 12:59 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

SO NO REAL ANSWER SHOULD I JUST SKIP THE LIME


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Re: straw logs and bulk question [Re: realrasta]
    #1755581 - 07/28/03 10:53 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

what is considered high magnesium


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Re: straw logs and bulk question [Re: MAGICSNOOP]
    #1755810 - 07/28/03 12:52 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

over 3%


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Re: straw logs and bulk question [Re: mycofile]
    #1756326 - 07/28/03 03:35 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

I bought some pickling lime at Wal Mart next to were the jars are. I can use this right? Isn't it just hydrated lime?


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    #1756336 - 07/28/03 03:38 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)



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Re: straw logs and bulk question [Re: ]
    #1756957 - 07/28/03 07:27 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

exactly...

no matter how you do it, the end goal is to
spike the pH to give the spawn the upper
hand in the first days of the run.


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