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Eggshell break down time line

Discussion in 'Organics' started by AutoNorCal, Mar 13, 2017.

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    calliandra

    calliandra Well-Known Member

    My thoughts on "how long":
    If your microbial herd is fully healthy, it should be able to mine whatever amounts of calcium the plant orders from upstairs, whenever. Following that logic, if you are seeing calcium deficiencies, maybe you just need to reinnoculate with microorganisms. :bigjoint:
     
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    BudmanTX

    BudmanTX Well-Known Member

    a great place to get calcium is shells, sea shell, crush up in motar and pestil, but you have to sun dry them first, then throw in you compost pile..
     
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    ShLUbY

    ShLUbY Well-Known Member

    not all shells are equal. some are made of mostly silica!
     
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    BudmanTX

    BudmanTX Well-Known Member

    true, dried sea shells are, its they're primary in material they use in compost break down

    also here is the makeup of egg, and egg shell

    Egg 2.25 0.4 0.15
    Eggshell (burned) - 0.43 0.29
    Eggshell 1.19 0.38 0.14
     
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    ShLUbY

    ShLUbY Well-Known Member

    huh?? o_O
     
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    BudmanTX

    BudmanTX Well-Known Member

    i know, i'm just waking up myself...sorry....like you said silica is one of the basis of a shell, but what actually makes it hard and resilant is the cacium deposits it has in it, during dring, both silica and calcium brakes down, makes a wonderful addition to soils.
     
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    BudmanTX

    BudmanTX Well-Known Member

    P.S killer garden you have there
     
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    Indacouch

    Indacouch Well-Known Member

    I just eat the egg shells about a pound at a time ...then I shit into a small bag and dump it into my compost pile before I stomp it in with my bare feet .........you could skip shitting into a bag and just shit straight into the compost pile ...I just use a bag because I like to stand on the toilet seat and aim for it on the floor ......you could also use a shovel instead of your bare feet to mix your egg shell infused fecal matter into the pile ...........but the main thing is to realize all I said above was made up ...just to maybe make someone laugh/smile ......


    I heard egg shells attract ants ....but idk ....
     
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    GoRealUhGro

    GoRealUhGro Well-Known Member

    Even if you did eat and shit the shells they still wouldn't break down any faster ...lol so in imagination land ur stomping your own shit for no reason lol...bare footed....lol
     
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    greasemonkeymann

    greasemonkeymann Well-Known Member

    i'd just dissolve some d-lime into some water and go with that
    if it's indeed calcium deficient
    but make SURE it is...
    many, many things can mimic that
     
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    greasemonkeymann

    greasemonkeymann Well-Known Member

    my favorite calcium nutrient is comfrey
    by far\
    that coupled with some insect or shrimp/crab meal and you'll never have any cal defs
     
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    calliandra

    calliandra Well-Known Member

    mmm comfrey all over the place!! :D
    I just checked on mine today, the root ball is so massive I actually may be able to divide them up -- Have you ever tried cutting the top 5cm off horizontally with a spade?? Like capping a softboiled egg?!
    Just read about that the other day and wasn't quite sure?
    But there's no way I am going to dig out the roots, they probably extend to the center of the earth..
     
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    GoRealUhGro

    GoRealUhGro Well-Known Member

    How many shrimp shells or say snow crabs would u need to have to blend up to get a gal or so..
    Cause ima bout to do what I should of done ...go to the Chinese restaurant and have them throw the crab legs left over and shrimp shells....fish...oyster shells
    ..muscle shells etc. ...lol the man told me " Yes, I will do this for you...but you no come pick up and I throw buckets away" lol not being racist just the way he said it...suuuuper serious.....im 6'3" and he all of 5'1" and telling me like he was my mom when I got a bad mark on my report card lol...finger in face and all...then simply said than you...smiles ..and walked away
     
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    greasemonkeymann

    greasemonkeymann Well-Known Member

    hmm. not sure I follow you?
    but I do know that nearly anything that you cut off of a comfrey will friggin root!
    like amazingly so, so you could totally ninja-slice the top of the thing horizontally
    like this stud of a sexy man right?
    ninja slice.gif
     
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    greasemonkeymann

    greasemonkeymann Well-Known Member

    heh, not sure i'd go that route man, may have sauce-residue or whatnot on them
    plus it sounds a lil gnarly going through that...
    i'd just order some shrimp meal of amazon or something
     
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    Indacouch

    Indacouch Well-Known Member

    Imagination land....pssss

    Don't you know everything on the internet is true ....especially Riu
     
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    calliandra

    calliandra Well-Known Member

    yes you got the idea, lmao looks like fun :D
    But I couldn't, as I couldn't ever get them out of the ground to toss em up like that haha
    So I'll go for a less spectacular variation, which will involve bums up manual digging :P
    Cheers! :blsmoke:
     
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    GoRealUhGro

    GoRealUhGro Well-Known Member

    Wussy..lol jk..well see my friend always has a huge shrimp dinner thing and I was just gonna ask him to save the peels....cause he peels every fucking one.....it doesn't matter if I get a half a cup its free...amd the Chinese restaurant route ......might be kinda "gnarly"....but i think gutting a gut shot deer beats washing off some crab juice or w.e...drying it and blending or composting it.
    ..and btw I was made to gut that deer cause I put a bad shot in it..."teaching me a lesson"..i just field strip em and leave the rest unless its a nice buck
     
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    BudmanTX

    BudmanTX Well-Known Member

    you know all this crab, shell and fish guts makes me wanna go fishing in the gulf coast
     
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    GoRealUhGro

    GoRealUhGro Well-Known Member

    Makes me wanna take off behind my house in a native trout stream
     
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