Is this food grade diatomaceous earth??? i know the other stuff is bad..

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  1. KingR0o5t3r

    KingR0o5t3r Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought this 40 lb. bag of DE at the feed store and forgot to make sure its food grade... and i dont know what food chemical codex grade means... so your opinions please??? :)))
     
  2. TallChickMagnet

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    If you purchased it at a feed store I would say, yes...If you got it at a pool supply store I would say, no. If you got it at a hardware store I would say that it's a toss up.

    If it is white I would say, no. If it is tan I would say, yes...
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    PS: I just looked it up, food chemical codex grade is food grade. They call it food chemical codex grade instead of just food grade because some fools were eating it...
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  3. KingR0o5t3r

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    Okay :) thanks
     
  4. KingR0o5t3r

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    But I thought you could eat it? (not that I want to :eek:)
     
  5. KingR0o5t3r

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    And I think mine is white
     
  6. TallChickMagnet

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    I read that if it is white then it is not natural. It's made mainly for filtration systems. The tan or brown is natural...


    It may not be poison but may give you stomach problems. Remember chickens don't have stomachs...
     
  7. KingR0o5t3r

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    well i found that the food chemical codex grade is just another name for food grade and its the same kind of thing that people eat
     
  8. TallChickMagnet

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    Being white just shows how it was processed...
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  9. KingR0o5t3r

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    Alright thanks
     
  10. mstricer

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    I also have DE that is white, it is for human consumption. Not that I would eat. It is made from fresh water crustacean
     

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