How do you pronounce "diatomacious" earth?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Blondie, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. Blondie

    Blondie Songster

    I looked for it at Lowe's and Home Depot and they didn't have it. Is it something you get at the health food store?[​IMG]
     
  2. Barnyard Dawg

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  3. jjthink

    jjthink Crowing

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    In answer to how to pronounce: DIE-A-TOE-MAY-SHUS
     
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  4. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I think it's almost like Judy says... DIE-AH-TOM-AY-SHUS...Could be that Boston accent though. [​IMG]
    I got mine through Foy's Pigeon Supply.
     
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  5. chix

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    i get "die-tomay-shee-ohs" earth at the pool supply store. i don't know for sure if it the same kind used wuith chickens. what do you use it for?
     
  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

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    The pool supply store stuff is toxic to chickens...don't use it near them. Some health food places carry it, but you can order direct from Perma Guard I believe. We get ours from McGeary Organics in Lancaster, PA. Please make sure it's food grade, for your chicken's sake.

    Jody
     
  7. chix

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    but what is it used for?
     
  8. Barnyard Dawg

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  9. nmantime

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    I get mine from: http://www.groworganic.com
    They even have special shipping for you folks east of California....

    norm in vallejo
     
  10. Spydrworks

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    The one use of diatomacious earth that I'm very familiar with is as a biological filtering media for aquariums....which is why you can find the stuff at fish/aquarium stores, though the independent stores are most likely going to carry it on a regular basis as opposed to large chain companies like Petco and Petsmart.

    There are several other uses for it. Check the website below for more information.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diatomaceous_earth
     

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