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    Thank you Jim. I wasn't exactly embracing the idea of digging up that little bog or emptying all the little pots but I would have done it. In the future, I will rinse the sand.

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    And also you can use the "fizz test" mentioned elsewhere hereabouts- put some white vinegar on the sand you want to use, if it "fizzes", it's likely no good, but you could always try washing it at that point and then repeating the "fizz test" (sorry to whoever posted it first, can't recall who it was)
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    Bad news, I was at the school this morning for a few hours because I received a gift package yesterday in the mail of sundews and I wanted to get them over there to get potted. I used the initial soil I mixed up for them. I am afraid to do your "fizz" test now because I don't want to know. About all we can do is water them well and hope whatever is in there runs out. Those kids worked really hard and were so gentle potting up each little plant we were sent after the teacher showed them how to handle them. Here's a photo hot of the press from this morning of the science teacher and some of the kids-

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    I did a little experiment with some pumice I bought this morning that I was actually considering swapping for sand. I crushed it with a hammer and then rinsed it real well. All was going well until I tried to knead it into the sphagnum peat. Wow! Don't use your hands or your blood will get added to the mix. Stupid move and one of those times where I have to wonder what I was thinking to try to hand knead volcanic rock into sphagnum peat. Must have been yet another one of my out of body experiences.

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    Must be course stuff. You are lucky you can get pumice. Maybe some heavy gardening gloves for that manuever?

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    I`d say do the fizz test
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    Btw. Nice crucifix in the back ground
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    All pumice is evidently not created equal.

    No can do the fizz test pond boy. No point in getting depressed if it starts bubbling like Alka Seltzer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (LauraZ5 @ Oct. 27 2004,12:37)]All pumice is evidently not created equal.
    I have to say I'm sorry as I was the one who suggested pumice. Here in Oregon we get nice, small gray pumice. I think you must have gotten what we call "lava" rock - the red, porous stuff [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] The small stuff does do wonders for removng callouses [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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