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Thread: Cherrystone Chicken Grit?

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    quartzite would be safe to use, its fairly inert, its sandstone thats been changed by heat and pressure deep underground.......give it a try, should work fine......sometimes there are impurities such as iron oxide or carbonate but its normally there in such low quantities it doesnt really matter for what your doing....
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    Wow, that's a great find - I'm going to check some of the feed stores around here and see if I come across any surprises. Looks like that particular company is limited to the Minneapolis area. :/
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    If you're looking for cheap sand - check out blasting sand at a local masonry supply. It comes in different sizes so you have a choice how fine you'd like. Around here, it's only a few bucks for 100 lbs. I purchased sizes 00, 0, & 1 several years ago.

    However (probably like the grit), you'll want to test it for carbonate-type stones (that will increase TDS and pH). Our local stuff is almost completely inert quartz-type stone & works great once it's rinsed well. However, when talking w/ a friend in Los Angeles, he said all of their blasting sand was unusable. Since the stuff is heavy, firms will source local material whenever possible to reduce transportation costs - so YMMV.
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    What I really want is cheap scoria. There's a lot of volcanic activity around here so it's used a lot by landscapers. I've got a grudge against the one place near here that sells it in bulk, though - the plants from their nursery always have pests in them and the clerks give me attitude when I try to return them. D:{
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    There is a sand and gravel place south of here that sells that stuff in bulk by the ton. It's cheap. I crush it up, sift it, and use it in my bonsai soil too.

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    I use grit for my finches, but it is crushed oystershell. Just be aware that some commercial grit mixtures will have that or other calicum-rich materials in it.
    that makes no logic

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    They do have the crushed oyster shell avaialble right next to the cherrystone. I was actually curious about using that in a soil mix for certain plants that like a higher PH. I'd bought some pelletized limestone (it felt like small rocks) but it basically "dissolved" in the pot and glued the soil together. Don't use that if you have the chance!

    I'd like to just use plain small pumice but shipping is insane on rock and nobody sells it around here.

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    I like oystershell grit because it provides the birds with calcium, something the females in particular need for their eggshells and that they don't get enough of from the normal diet I feed them. I assume that means that it dissolves also, but at what rate I can't say. Oystershell cant dissolve all that fast or we would not have oysters.

    That said I don't beleive it comes out the other end.
    that makes no logic

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