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#1 reverend trips

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 04:01 PM

you guys at mycotopia are the coolest.
for lime pasturizing could i use grow lime?
CaCO3 101%
calcium 21%
magnesium 12%
it has the consistency of sand.
also could granulated gypsum be used in rye spawn?
or should it be powdered? thatnk you all for all the great advise and teks i've read on this sight.

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 04:25 PM

No. Magnesium is way too much. 3% or less is good.

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 04:31 PM

Try to score some Hydrated Lime, Howard Johnson's make a great lime that has .05% magnesium. High magnesium content will inhibit fruiting.

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 04:33 PM

that is sad to hear :( i bought a 20 kilo bag of it thinking it was a great deal.
maybe spoon some into my gin and tonics to get rid of it
thanks for the reply looper

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 07:08 PM

The bag i bought had a green dragon on it. and was hydrated lime big difference

#6 reverend trips

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 07:13 PM

thanks again...was still wondering about the gypsum though, got a big ole bag of granulated gypsum and not sure about that purchase either.
thank you guys

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 07:25 PM

Yeah, the gypsum's all good.

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 07:27 PM

i belive gypsum is used to keep the grains from sticking together and to the inside of the jar. I drop a pinch of gypsum (aka drywall) in each jar before pc'ing.

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 07:31 PM

I found good lime for cheep at a local grocery store in the canning section. It is made by the Ball jar company and is called Pickling Lime. Contents say 100% Hydrated Lime. Used some for my last straw pasturization. Mmmmmm nice. :)

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#10 Lazlo

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 07:33 PM

i belive gypsum is used to keep the grains from sticking together and to the inside of the jar. I drop a pinch of gypsum (aka drywall) in each jar before pc'ing.


Is gypsum effective for preventing the seeds from sticking together? And should you add it to the soak water?

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 07:41 PM

you guys are just too awesome.
i'm going to give rodgers straw log tek a go, if i use 100% pickling lime would the measurements be the same?

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 07:46 PM

the bag of gypsum i got says on it that it helps loosen clay lumps up, should help with grain too eh?

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 07:48 PM

you guys are just too awesome.
i'm going to give rodgers straw log tek a go, if i use 100% pickling lime would the measurements be the same?


Exactly the same. It's the same stuff! Good luck!

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 08:01 PM

i'm going to give rodgers straw log tek a go

Excellent choice, IMO after building them, strawlogs are the most maintenance free way to go :)

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 08:32 PM

You want powdered gypsum. If it's granulated, it's for use in soil outdoors and would take too long to break down to be much use. I add gypsum to everything. I use it in the water I soak the grains in. It's also used in compost and in casing material. Gypsum buffers the ph of the substrate to help keep the ph swing under control during colonization. It supplies calcium, which is an essential nutrient for fruiting. In grain spawn, it also helps to keep the grains from sticking together.

#16 reverend trips

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 08:52 PM

well another wasted purchase:( i'm going to have to check with you guys before i go out shopping i guess.
well maybe it will keep the icecubes in my gin and tonics from clumping :)

#17 reverend trips

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 08:54 PM

wonder if i can powder it myself?
blender?

#18 Lazlo

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 09:47 PM

wonder if i can powder it myself?
blender?


Heck yeah! I use it on the water front part of my aunt's house to liven up the lawn. It's rather easy to crush.

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 09:49 PM

wonder if i can powder it myself?
blender?


I don't see why not. I use it in landscaping. Where i live there is alot of saltwater front property. It really works great to help promote healty growth along the shoreline. It breaks up rather easily.

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 04:04 AM

I have had a hard time finding hydrated lime also. He is a good online store to get it from. Found it in the good old archieves.
http://store.yahoo.c...swagpiclim.html
There are other links to buy everything online. I am lazy and hate buying the wrong stuff from the store or not finding it at the store at all.
Hope this helps.




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