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    #2923589 - 07/24/04 02:37 PM (13 years, 5 days ago)

AFOAF suggested that tums (antacid) could be used to buffer a verm/peat casing rather than hydrated lime. It is calcium carbonate, does anyone have an idea of the appropriate ratio? it appears that an extra strength tums tablet contains 750mg.


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Re: Tums [Re: funkysmell]
    #2924135 - 07/24/04 07:13 PM (13 years, 5 days ago)

You know, I needed some Tums last night and didn't have any, lol. Since I still do not have any, what are the other ingredients listed? I am sure there are some that may not be good for mushroom mycelium, but then again, I don't know. Perhaps there is a cheap generic version that may have less ingredients (perhaps no flavoring or coloring as well), you may check...

Or, you could try chalk...


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Re: Tums [Re: ATWAR]
    #2924775 - 07/25/04 12:28 AM (13 years, 5 days ago)

Or grind up some clean eggshells.


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Re: Tums [Re: Alien]
    #2924887 - 07/25/04 01:15 AM (13 years, 5 days ago)

Can one buy egg shells in bulk? Is the chemical makeup of egg shells mostly calcium carbonate or are other minerals involved in a quantity that may provide useful as well? I have never tried egg shells strictly because I don't eat that many eggs. :d


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