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    cat litter

    Bonjour

    have you ever used this kind of substrate ( cat litter ,non agglomerating and unscented) in mix for all the ping calcicolous ?

    I would like to have your experiences Returns.

    merci

    jeff

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    I was unaware that cat litter could be used as a calcium source. Over at pinguicula.org they list "marly calcareous detritus" as a soil ingredient for many species but never specify what they use to fill that requirement.

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    Bonjour

    I use the litter for cats especially for attapulgite it contains, in fact it is its absorbent property that interests me.

    of course I use it , in mix with other things.

    jeff
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    I was going to try kitty litter once upon a time, but the only non-scented, natural stuff I could find was made of a soft clay. After a soak in a dish overnight, it turned to mud by just squeezing it between your fingers. Good test to do with any litter brand if you're unsure whether it's suitable as a soil component or not.

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    I've just started trying out some pings in 100% tesco low dust cat litter, so far they seem to like it

    Mark

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    Some new cat litter at the grocery store turns to a white mush. You want the older type grey-yellow clay, non clumping and non scented as mentioned above.
    That has worked best for me.

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    I have used what is called APS, suggested by some hobbyists. I thought it was good, at first, but later on it wasn't as effective. It's a clayey medium.

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    I use this cat litter with pouzzolane-vermiculite-river sand -etc not pur .
    I humidify it just by capillarity

    jeff

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