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crushed crab shells
    #1762883 - 07/30/03 03:33 PM (14 years, 26 days ago)

will these be a resonable exchange for crushed oyster shells, hydrated lime sounds like the pH could skyrocket and calium chloride is on short supply?


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Re: crushed crab shells [Re: thisone]
    #1762887 - 07/30/03 03:35 PM (14 years, 26 days ago)

Hydrated lime works great....


Hmmm... Interesting, never thought of using crab shells. It might work! Get back to us on that!


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Re: crushed crab shells [Re: Zwieback0]
    #1762890 - 07/30/03 03:37 PM (14 years, 26 days ago)

because there was a large bulk bag that said no burn time release lime and there was hydrated lime that said to work into the soil 3 weeks ahead of time which I don't have. What are the specs in calcium chloride or crushed oyster shells that I would be looking for in the crab shells, i.e. NPK. the supplier said that were also high in calcium.


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Re: crushed crab shells [Re: Zwieback0]
    #1762891 - 07/30/03 03:37 PM (14 years, 26 days ago)

Hydrated limme is easy to use too much ! (very easy to swing alkaline , which is more harmfull to myc than a slightly acidic range)
Try using coir , no need to be worried about ph with it !
Crab shell ? I'm not so sure it would break down quick enough to buffer peat , but who knows !


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Re: crushed crab shells [Re: tripndicular]
    #1762907 - 07/30/03 03:42 PM (14 years, 26 days ago)

yeah can't find coir. where's a good place to look. Found a miracle grow coir/peat water release mix but that was it. Didn't look too good. Would love to find some though.
Also whats the effects of not using a casing layer for the spawn? Jsut pop it right in the fruiting chamber? Sprinkle it with verm?


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Re: crushed crab shells [Re: thisone]
    #1762929 - 07/30/03 03:50 PM (14 years, 26 days ago)

Got a PETSMART nearby ?
Product called "BED A BEAST" is coco coir , one 5$ block will be enough for you to try and see if you like it .
No casing will work , but is harder to maintain proper moisture content at surface for good pin set . Case provides moisture , and little valleys for pins to form in .


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Re: crushed crab shells [Re: tripndicular]
    #1762936 - 07/30/03 03:53 PM (14 years, 26 days ago)

you are my savior. thanks mucho. What should I mix with this for a casing layer? No room in the spawned pan now because I filled it too full forgetting about the casing, so may have to birth with no layer buty thinking about still trying a light one. and would like the coco coir for future.


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Re: crushed crab shells [Re: thisone]
    #1762948 - 07/30/03 03:59 PM (14 years, 26 days ago)

Vermiculite /coir is a very commonly used casing . Mix at a ratio of aprox 60% coir to 40% verm , no need to be concerned with oyster shell or lime , coir is 99% of the time neutral on the ph scale .
You can still try to add a thin layer of casing to a slightly full tray , in time it will all shrink down .
Good Luck
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PS casing info in the FAQS , not to be a FAQS bitcher , but good reading !


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