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OfflineMaJikFungus
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Dolomitic garden lime for buffering?
    #4396837 - 07/12/05 07:20 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Would dolomnitic garden lime be appropriate for ph buffering in casing substrate? I have a huge bag of the stuff for plant soil buffering.

I also have crushed oyster shell , but it's the chunky stuff and I'm pretty sure it doesnt do much for initial buffering.


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Re: Dolomitic garden lime for buffering? [Re: MaJikFungus]
    #4396853 - 07/12/05 07:23 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

i'm fairly sure dolomitic lime will burn the myc. I've read elsewhere on the board that any magnesium content over 2% is not useable (i don't remember where, so i don't know if that is credible). If you read the 50/50 tek at the bottom it says specifically not to use dolomitic.


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Re: Dolomitic garden lime for buffering? [Re: MaJikFungus]
    #4396868 - 07/12/05 07:26 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

To much magnesium. It's not a good thing to use. It will do more harm - than good.

Dolomite is a mineral (formula: CaMg(CO3)2) consisting of a calcium magnesium carbonate found in crystals and in beds as dolostone. A pure form of dolostone would be rare, however; it usually intergrades with limestone and is referred to as dolomitic limestone, or in old U. S. geologic literature as magnesian limestone.

Limestone is a sedimentary rock composed of the mineral calcite (calcium carbonate).



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Re: Dolomitic garden lime for buffering? [Re: agar]
    #4397127 - 07/12/05 08:29 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Thanks for the info , from what I can recall dolomitic lime is the only thing the home depots in my area have. Would crushing oyster shell chunks into a fine powder work?


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Re: Dolomitic garden lime for buffering? [Re: MaJikFungus]
    #4397144 - 07/12/05 08:36 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)


Best stuff in the world - if you can find it.
Like $7 for 50 lb sack.


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Re: Dolomitic garden lime for buffering? [Re: agar]
    #4397168 - 07/12/05 08:42 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Wish I could find that around here , my local feed store only carries the crushed oyster shell chunks. I asked them for oyster shell and they said they only carry the crushed stuff.

Theres another feed store about 10 miles from here , I might have to hit them up for some shell flower or Im stuck grinding the chunks into powder myself.


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Re: Dolomitic garden lime for buffering? [Re: MaJikFungus]
    #4397235 - 07/12/05 08:59 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Look RIGHT SMACK HERE:

They also have a smaller box (6lb - I think), but it is about the same price as the 50 lb bag.


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