Hi Guys, I know this post was from back in April, but just wanted to bump this and see where everyone was at with the eggshell thing?
OK - I am a sarracenia nutcase, but I recently started to get into those greasy lil' buggers called pings.. Kinda neat, they do grow on ya. Since I am starting out more or less with mex. pings, any suggestions on the medium? Right now im using a general pourus mix of just peat/perlite - mostly perlite. How is the CaCO3 working out with the eggshells?
I was at the pet store today, and noticed that there was some aquarium substrate that was 100% CaCO3. Looked like crushed rock and some particles of shells in there. It was a rough grit of sand looking thing. It was CITES approved (at least, said so on the bag) but before spending some $ on buying the stuff, I wanted to hear suggestions from the experienced ping growers out there. For my other garden projects, I have perlite, vermiculite, and peat laying around the yard... and I can readily obtain pumice if need be.
P. gypsicola I have read on a few sites would benifit, but others suggest that other pings may benefit as well
Just wanted to year y'alls suggestions. Wouldja help a noobie ping brutha out?! Thank yeh