Home | Community | Message Board


Kraken Kratom
Please support our sponsors.

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Amazon Shop for: ½ Pint Jars, Calcium Carbonate, Coir, Oyster Shell, Peat, Vermiculite, pH Test Strips

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Offlineprimal440
journeyman
Registered: 04/02/04
Posts: 187
Last seen: 4 years, 2 months
Casing Substrate 50/50+ calcium carbonate???
    #2831157 - 06/26/04 05:07 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

After a week of searching for vermiculite and coco coir in my city and having found only ignorant answers from the store employees I have decided to use the Peat Moss and Vermiculite 50/50 tek (because initially I had some verm, enough for one casing when I have two jars = 2 casings)... Now, I know the pH of the substrate has to be regulated with some calcium carbonate, which in all the teks is represented in the form of crushed oyster shells and lime. Now my question is, Why need these 2 materials when both have the same ingredient with the same function?
Do I also need sand if I still have bot enough sand?
And for the last, if I can find pure calcium carbonate in a drug store in the form of pellets... what is the ratio I shall use in relation to the peat and verm? I mean this because obviously pure Calcium B will need less quantity than crushed oyster shell or lime...
Thanks in advance-.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleGeordi_La_Forge
Home Wrecker -DBK
Female User Gallery

Registered: 07/20/02
Posts: 37,505
Loc: African Confederation, Ea...
Re: Casing Substrate 50/50+ calcium carbonate??? [Re: primal440]
    #2831181 - 06/26/04 05:30 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Read the FAQ


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlineprimal440
journeyman
Registered: 04/02/04
Posts: 187
Last seen: 4 years, 2 months
Re: Casing Substrate 50/50+ calcium carbonate??? [Re: Geordi_La_Forge]
    #2831206 - 06/26/04 05:41 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

already have but its not explain in ratio nor it is evenly explained, whatevr I could read was in liters.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlineprimal440
journeyman
Registered: 04/02/04
Posts: 187
Last seen: 4 years, 2 months
Re: Casing Substrate 50/50+ calcium carbonate??? [Re: primal440]
    #2831479 - 06/26/04 08:13 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

In the FAQ it is said that lime acts as an inmediate PH buffering agent while crushed oyster shell acts as a longtime PH buffering agent... then, if I use crushed CACO3 pellets will I need to add more to the casing mixture after the first couple of flashes or something?
Can anybody tell me if the ratio of limestone and crushed oyster shell can be replaced by pure CACO3 (say, 10% lime and 15% oyster shell making 25% CACO3) or it has to be a completely new ratio?


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Amazon Shop for: ½ Pint Jars, Calcium Carbonate, Coir, Oyster Shell, Peat, Vermiculite, pH Test Strips

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Using lime in a casing without any Calcium Carbonate. Psychonaught 770 4 12/21/05 05:10 AM
by blackout
* pH Levels with Gypsum or Calcium Carbonate B4rK0d3 970 5 05/09/09 10:12 PM
by Mykologist
* Garden lime as a source of calcium carbonate. Akamatsu 2,157 2 04/11/07 04:24 AM
by lukin
* peat casing w/ calcium carbonate Scourge 774 1 02/28/02 12:39 PM
by hispeed67
* calcium carbonate online? Primate 1,638 8 09/13/06 12:01 AM
by Lost_
* Calcium Carbonate W/Calcium? TCatz 795 9 10/06/05 05:15 AM
by Mycophilic
* Re: obtaining calcium carbonate (crushed oyster shell) 3Mshroom 707 1 05/31/00 12:30 PM
by BaldCuban
* 50/50+ question. Aren't oyster shell, limestone and calcium carbonate the same thing? Alprazolom 4,145 3 10/20/06 08:20 PM
by Cotg8520

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Magash, Shroomism, george castanza, Prisoner#1, RogerRabbit, Citric, total, FooMan, 13shrooms, stonesun, EvilMushroom666, cronicr, PussyFart, Tmethyl
1,172 topic views. 28 members, 120 guests and 26 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Crestline Sales - MycoPath
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2017 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.028 seconds spending 0.003 seconds on 14 queries.