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#1 mydarling

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 02:02 PM

can i use dolomite lime for my wbs prep? it's the only kind i could find. it's got calcium carbonate, calcium, magnesium, and magnesium carbonate in it. lime score is 94.

how much should i use per cup of dry wbs?

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 02:13 PM

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 04:30 PM

help anyone?? :o

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 04:37 PM

You don't need to add lime to your WBS.
In general dolomite lime should not be used for pH balance.
Hydrated lime, oysters shells orcalcium carbonate is what you want.

Here's some good info lime.
http://mycotopia.net...html#post190332

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 05:13 PM

i looked for hydrated lime but i could only find this stuff and hoped it would suffice. i'll skip lime for now until i can find hydrated lime ... thanks for the help & link waylit :D

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 05:14 PM

if you can't find hydrated lime at the garden center
check out the grocery store's canning section, pickling lime is the same thing as hydrated lime
you can normally find 1lb container for a few bucks

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 07:12 PM

can i use dolomite lime for my wbs prep? it's the only kind i could find. it's got calcium carbonate, calcium, magnesium, and magnesium carbonate in it. lime score is 94.
how much should i use per cup of dry wbs?

sorry dude. but dont use the kind you have. i have the exact same box and it turned out to be the wrong stuff. its known to burn myc.
hydrated lime can be tougher to find cause its mixed amongst the 40 different other soil supplements that come in the same bags. it looks like this tho to make your searches easier. i always see it sold by this brand almost anywhere i go.
http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1222561234

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 01:09 PM

did you try pickling lime available where canning goods are sold.

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 02:18 PM

i haven't been able to find the pickling lime either :( i'll keep looking though...

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 02:36 PM

you could use gypsum maybe... that's just drywall.

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 04:18 PM

The lime isn't required with WBS, but it is a hedge against contamination.

You can get pickling line on-line from any number of sources, very cheap. Hippie3 used to sell it at Mycrotopia.com




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