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OfflinePsily_Rabbit
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Balanced Vitamins... & Minerals?
    #2012358 - 10/15/03 08:22 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

I was wondering..
I'm preparing millet to be innoculated and was reading about adding gypsum.

1. What are the benefits of gypsum

2. Could i substitute gypsum with drywall, cause drywall is composed primarily if gypsum...just a thought.


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Re: Balanced Vitamins... & Minerals? [Re: Psily_Rabbit]
    #2012511 - 10/15/03 09:18 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Gypsum is CaSO4, calcium sulfate. Calcium and sulfate aid in mushroom metabolism by providing looseness and mineral salts. But lowers pH by a half point to a point. Primarily? I am not very familiar with drywall, what else is in it?


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Re: Balanced Vitamins... & Minerals? [Re: THATS iT!]
    #2013225 - 10/16/03 01:05 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Well i couldn't find the chemical composition of drywall, but i did find out something.

drywall (plasterboard, gypsum board) is made up of calcinated raw gypsum.

So you chemistry experts, if the gypsum is CaSO4, then what would calcinating do to it beside remove all chemically bonded moisture?


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Re: Balanced Vitamins... & Minerals? [Re: Psily_Rabbit]
    #2014195 - 10/16/03 12:18 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

I always thought calcium sulfate was used to help even out moisture -- I guess it might be used for calcium, though. "Calcinating" isn't a really good word for it, but that's what it's called. It's a bit of a dessicant -- when you heat it, or "calcinate" it it loses some of it's water. It starts off as a dihydrate and ends up as a hemihydrate:

CaSO4 + 2H20 --heat--> CaSO4 + 1/2 H20

.. or 1 H20 for every two molecules. Once heat activated (calcinated) it can gain the water back that it lost. I think people use the dihydrous gypsum for mushrooms.

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