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OfflineSampson
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Re: Crab Shell?
    #283832 - 04/02/01 04:06 AM (15 years, 8 months ago)

isnt crab shell a hard protien like finger nails or am i mistaken?



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Re: Crab Shell? [Re: Sampson]
    #284586 - 04/03/01 04:07 AM (15 years, 8 months ago)

Yeow no...read the description:

"Crab Shell is an organic fertilizer rich in calcium and magnesium "

First off you use oyster shell for its texture more than anything, for Ph adjustment second [which its poor at due to the solid state]. Second, mycelia HATE magnesuim, it will significantly stunt their growth.

Get some hydrated lime from any garden center and use that for PH adjustment. Pure CaCo3 [calcium carbonate, aka chalk] is even better as it is lower still in magnesium content. They sell it in nice big bags for "striping" athletic fields [those that are real grass]. You can get oyster shell in tiny boxes at pet shops, but there's not much in those little boxes. Visit ANY feed store and it will be $6-$10 for a 50lb bag.



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