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Offlinebeav
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    #3693375 - 01/28/05 02:16 PM (12 years, 28 days ago)

my PF cakes are almost colonized completely and i purchased some coco coir and oyster shells. i read somewhere in the main website about how much oyster shells to add but since then i lost the link and can't find it. can someone help me out and tell me how much crushed oyster shells i should add to my casing with coco coir and verm.?

thank you

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Re: oyster shells [Re: beav]
    #3693421 - 01/28/05 02:28 PM (12 years, 28 days ago)

If you want powdered (or just smaller pieces of) CaCO3 then just take your crushed shells and dumpt them into your coffee grinder, grind to the consistancy toy want. a little goes a long way!


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Re: oyster shells [Re: no-tone]
    #3693470 - 01/28/05 02:41 PM (12 years, 28 days ago)

is it better to have powerdered oyster shells? and how much should i add?

(is oyster shells safe to put in a microwave?)


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Re: oyster shells [Re: beav]
    #3693688 - 01/28/05 03:40 PM (12 years, 28 days ago)

Yes powdered is better. Very little since the pH should be close. You should add about 30% verm if you can to the coir. You only need like 2-5% oyster shell for the coir..if you do add verm that doesnt count to the 2-5%...you put coir and add water..then mix in the shells in 2-5% (depends upon coir)..you can eyeball it..I just dump in some...then add 30% verm. PC it is best (in jars for 30 minutes) but I suppose you could microwave it for like 10 minutes...its safe to put in (need it to be wet though I think) but I dont know how well it sterilizes things. People say it does...but I dont trust them so I use my PC.


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Re: oyster shells [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3694471 - 01/28/05 07:20 PM (12 years, 28 days ago)

Oyster Shell "Flour" $2 for 1lb. a hell of a deal :wink:
1 tsp. to 1 tbs. per qt. of casing mix.


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Re: oyster shells [Re: hyphae]
    #3694496 - 01/28/05 07:23 PM (12 years, 28 days ago)

How do eggshells compare? cause I got a bunch cleaned and ready to grind.


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Re: oyster shells [Re: NOS4A2]
    #3694664 - 01/28/05 07:50 PM (12 years, 28 days ago)

eggshells are all good, make sure they are sterile


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Re: oyster shells [Re: fresh313]
    #3695718 - 01/28/05 11:42 PM (12 years, 27 days ago)

They will work only if ground to a powder. Coffee grinder is what I use, and it powderized them very nicely. As far as sterility, always sterilize or pasturize casing mixes. GL guys


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Not what is overlay but rather what overlay is
Gas Exchange vs. FAE

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