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Offlineyogithehoneybear
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question about casing and substrate additives
    #534875 - 01/29/02 12:32 PM (18 years, 8 months ago)

what are the purposes of some of the additives like oyster shell, gypsm, etc. in the casings and substrates?


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Re: question about casing and substrate additives [Re: yogithehoneybear]
    #535016 - 01/29/02 03:45 PM (18 years, 8 months ago)

To offset the acidity of the peat.
It makes it "sweeter" and lowers the contam rate because contams like more acidic "things"


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Re: question about casing and substrate additives [Re: dimitri211]
    #535017 - 01/29/02 03:47 PM (18 years, 8 months ago)

If thats the case what is the point of adding hydrated lime?

I thought oyster shell was for texture.


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Re: question about casing and substrate additives [Re: Syd_barret]
    #535019 - 01/29/02 03:48 PM (18 years, 8 months ago)

Nope for calcium it helps make it more alkiline


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