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OfflineAnonymousNewbie
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Acceptable Casing Mix
    #3754367 - 02/09/05 03:14 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

-1 brick of coco coir (The bricks look like about a pound.?.)
-per-
-1 large bag of vermiculite(8.8L)

I was wondering about what ratio of verm. to coir this was - it usually looks about 50% but i don't know.

I was hoping to add about 1-2 cups of pure crushed oyster shells, but I have been searching a very long time with no luck. So my plan is to get some oyster shells from the corner pub and clean and crush them myself.


(So what do you think)?


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Re: Acceptable Casing Mix [Re: AnonymousNewbie]
    #3754483 - 02/09/05 03:42 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

If you look on the back of the brick it says usually expands to 7-8 or 8-9 liters depending on brand, if using Pet stuff. So yeah it would be about 50%. I'd only put in like 6 liters of verm to a brick of coir.

CRUSHED oyster shells wont do you much good, you need oyster shell POWDER. If you crush them they wont be make ready to the casing layer. PM Hyphae if he doesnt see this and ask about where to order some, I ordered some from a link he posted really cheap. You can get it all over though and many websites but if you cant find it, I'm sure he'll still have the link.

You cant really add to much which is a good thing when adding oyster shells since its a long term buffer. They say like 1 tablespoon per quart so that should be at least 24 quarts (when you add water) or so, so I'd say about 24-30 tablespoons. Personally I just eyeball in and pour it in guessing from like around 2%.


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Re: Acceptable Casing Mix [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3754524 - 02/09/05 03:53 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Thanks scatmanrav, I'm glad I didn't already go round up the oyster shells. The regular drunks would have looked at me like I was stranger than them.


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