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Re: Silca Sand / Green Sand
"Ralph Havis..." wrote:
> Years ago, I used silca sand to spawn Notho's. Does anyone know where I
> could get either silca sand or green sand that I have also heard of using
> in this manner. I know 5 lbs. would do the job. Thanks for any help you
> can give me in locating this stuff.
Lacking a .sig to tell where you are, it's tough to help with specific
information. Around here, Jersey Greensand is available in any
hydroponics shop, and some more full-line nurseries.
Silica sand is available nearly everywhere in a variety of meshes and
grades. "Playground Sand" and "Sandblasting Sand" are two of the
finer-mesh varieties. Try Home Depot or your local equivalent.
Most of us have abandoned them, for the greensand is perpetually messy,
and the silica sand damages most eggs to some extent.
Another spawning medium is the tiny glass beads used to make highway
stripes retroreflective. I just killed a nice rare pair of SA annuals
when they thought the beads (<<0.5mm) were eggs and gorged on them until
Use peat. It works better.
Wright Huntley, Fremont CA, USA, 510 494-8679 huntley1 at home dot com
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