Diatomaceous Earth

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Kytie

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Diatomaceous Earth
« on: August 26, 2011, 07:56 »
What colour should this stuff be, brown or white?


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Re: Diatomaceous Earth
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2011, 07:59 »
Hi, mine is a grey with a slight tan tinge! :D

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Kytie

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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2011, 09:12 »
Sounds like mine too. Reason I'm asking is that the info given to me said that the whiter it is the more silica is in it and it's not as effective or safe. Yet another site I was looking at said it should be white, if it isn't there is clay in it and it's not so good, talk about confused-dot-com.  ::)
Onywize I've bought 5kg and will need ot use it, fingers crossed it's good stuff. :)

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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2011, 12:04 »
there are several grades of DE including food grade. Mine is a grey colour too  :D
Staffies are softer than you think.

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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2011, 12:07 »
it is food grade that you should be using. This website may be of help to you:-

http://wolfcreekranch1.tripod.com/defaq.html

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Kytie

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Re: Diatomaceous Earth
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2011, 13:59 »
Thanks for that  :) yes it is a food grade, I just didn't expect it to look so grim.  :D

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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2011, 16:07 »
i use Hemexsan powder, Its the Same stuff just a different name and a LOT cheaper. GrannieAnnie  mentioned it a Looong time ago and have been using it ever since it comes in 25kg bags.

http://www.quillproductions.co.uk/insect-fly-control/hemexsan-powder-25kg.html
I now have the chicken bug woot i love the Poland's

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Re: Diatomaceous Earth
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2011, 16:20 »
That is cheap!! I got mine from here as they were the cheapest I could fine. I have no where to store 25kg so opted for the 5kg.
Is this not advertising, are we allowed to do this?  :unsure:
www.oaktreepoultry.co.uk



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