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Offline710_Ashbury
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Hi-Cal Grit or garden lime for 50/50+ casing?
    #4653373 - 09/13/05 01:27 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

I found two different products that I will possibly use as a buffer in my 50/50+ casing mix. The first one, Kaytee Hi-Cal Grit, I got at a pet store. The ingredients are:

granite grit, oyster shell, calcium carbonate, dicalcium phosphate, salt, charcoal, mineral oil, orange oil, zinc oxide, manganous oxide, ferrous carbonate, copper oxide, calcium iodate, cobalt carbonate

Guaranteed analysis: calcium (min) 17.5%, (max) 21.0%
phosphorous (min) 0.25%
salt (min) 2.2%, (max) 2.7%

The second one, Espoma Garden Lime, I got at Home Depot. Guaranteed Analysis:

calcium 21%
magnesium 10%
calcium oxide 29%
magnesium oxide 17%
calcium carbonate 52%
magnesium carbonate 35%
calcium carbonate equivalent 100
effective neutralizing value 91
effective neutralizing power 93.7

It states on the bag: "New and improved Espoma Garden Lime is the finest grade of pelletized, dolomitic limestone available. It's fine pellets spread easily, react quickly, and do not pose the hazards associated with hydrated lime."

Can anyone give me some feedback on which of these would be better to use. Are any of the extra ingredients harmful? Thanks.


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Re: Hi-Cal Grit or garden lime for 50/50+ casing? [Re: 710_Ashbury]
    #4653525 - 09/13/05 02:04 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

The garden lime has quite a bit of magnesium in it. Magnesium is detrimental to your shroomies. I would recommend just looking for stright lime. You can get it at a feed supply store for about a 1.50 for 5 pounds.


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Re: Hi-Cal Grit or garden lime for 50/50+ casing? [Re: ShroomInduced]
    #4654033 - 09/13/05 09:52 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

i do the 50/50+ tec to.. i just used the curshed oyster shells.. and im happy with my resualts.. im afraid to use the lime dont want to fry my poor lil mushies..


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