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#1 nomoreusmc

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Posted 06 March 2005 - 11:07 PM

Mrs. Wages picking lime powder from walmart, 1lb
the back has a warning lable:
prolonged skin contact to hydrated lime may cause irritation / chemical burns

Right or wrong. I was planning on using rodgers rye tek

#2 destroy_erase_improve

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Posted 06 March 2005 - 11:10 PM

hydrated lime/pickling lime
sounds like the right stuff
check the mg levels
should be really low on the right kind

#3 nomoreusmc

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Posted 06 March 2005 - 11:16 PM

doesn't list it

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Posted 07 March 2005 - 01:21 AM

Yep! That's it.

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Posted 07 March 2005 - 05:32 AM

I use the same stuff, it is good to go, it is also in the archieves in the where to find supplies.
This shit f***s my nose and eyes up when I pour it. Man it seems like I can taste it just from the smell.

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Posted 08 March 2005 - 01:59 AM

Well I think I'll invest in some dust masks then, Thanks guys

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Posted 08 March 2005 - 07:59 PM

lol
it's not for breathing...

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Posted 08 March 2005 - 08:47 PM

If you think the dust is hard on your nose, you haven't ever had it in your eyes. Be sure not to allow it to make dust. Reach in with a cup to get it out of the bag, don't pour.

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Posted 08 March 2005 - 09:20 PM

since this seems to be a lime thread. a foaf has a bag of lime that hes not even sure about. this is in a foafs garage. and he has no idea if its even useable. the mg content isnt super high but its not extremely low either. he has a bag of hydrated lime also that he knows is fine. just wanted to see what the concensus on this bag is:

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#10 nomoreusmc

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Posted 08 March 2005 - 10:21 PM

don't pour, thanks for the tip RR, destroy I don't know there is lots of things in there including "nutralizing agents" so you don't really know

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Posted 09 March 2005 - 10:20 PM

bizzump.
sorry guys, just figured id give it one bump to try to get a concrete answer on the lime my buddy had lying around. otherwise ill tell him to use it in his garden.
thx

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Posted 09 March 2005 - 10:57 PM

Fast acting for this type limestone is still 10 days minimum when ground to 100mesh or finer , so its good for the compost pile or garden but not too effective for a freshly mixed substrate...

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Posted 11 April 2005 - 09:25 PM

I have been using pickling lime. I wind up getting contams like the third or forth flush on some casings. Some just stop producing shrooms with no contams. Has anyone used pickling lime lately? I remember reading in some of the old threads, people have used it. It seems like the only thing I can find around here.
All the other limes have high MAg levles for use on lawns.
The only hydrated lime I can find is for water wells. It says high in calcium hydrated lime. It's in a brown bag. The company is from Canada. It does not say any %'s of contence.

Well what I want to know is pickling lime OK to use or not? PLease I know what everyone claims to use but pickling lime is what I can get from Walmart for less than $2.00. With out having to wait from ordering it on line.

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Posted 11 April 2005 - 10:02 PM

AFAIK, pickling lime should be fine. I don't know what it's Mg content is, but if you're getting good fruiting, I guess it can't be too high.

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 12:52 AM

Pickling lime is good, but it is used up rapidly as you see by your 3rd and 4th flush contaminations. If you combine your pickling lime with an equal amount of finely crushed oyster or egg shell, you should be ok, as the calcium in the oyster or egg shell takes longer to be released. In theory...

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 09:28 AM

uhhhh i thought lime was bascily used just to bring the ph to a more neutral or alkaline PH level. i didnt know lime was suposto be used to add nutes. anyone smart? whats the true use of lime here?

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 09:57 AM

lime is mostly used to adjust the ph

#18 chefpjb1

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 01:37 PM

I also know cow farm "dairy" around here use a lime solution to clean dairy barns. It kills bacteria, molds and such. I went to a organic dairy farm up the street from me to get whole milk. I asked what the white filmy stuff was when they had been washing up the place.

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 02:09 PM

Aside from the internet, has anyone found crushed oyster shells for sale in a bag that is big enough to be useful? All that I've ever found are the tiny bags at the pet store intended to be used as a calcium supplement for birds.
Where might one start looking for a fat sack of crushed oyster shells?
The lady at the pet store probably thinks my "parrot" OD'd on Calcium by now.

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 02:30 PM

Look online for Hoffman's (or is it Hoffamann's?) hydrated lime.
One bag will last you a lifetime unless you plan on starting a shroom farm :)
Pickling lime works but is a lot more expensive IME.




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