Where can I buy food grade Diatomaceous Earth In Indianapolis, IN

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  1. lobb40118

    lobb40118 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where can I buy food grade Diatomaceous Earth In Indianapolis, IN? I am trying to prevent being charged for shipping and want to help out local distrubutors if possible. If there is a low shipping online source I would concider if I can not find something local. I want to try it out because I here so much about the stuff.
     
  2. GRAM49

    GRAM49 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I am up near Kokomo. I do not know why, but our local Meijer carried it during the summer. I would not have even know what it was except for reading these boards.
    Good luck!
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

  4. You might google Golden Blend Group, and ask if they have a rep near you. marrie
     
  5. lobb40118

    lobb40118 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What section of Meijers did you find it? or any store for that matter?
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I cant imagine Meijer having food grade DE. (used to live near one in Ohio) Always look at the label. If it's 85% or so silicon, it's not food grade, but, rather pool filter grade. Look for 1% silicon. ]
    Custom Milling sells the Golden Blend goat/sheep/alpaca feeds and Diatomaceous Earth.
     
  7. GRAM49

    GRAM49 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was near the sporting goods. And I do not know what kind it was. I know nothing about it except just recognized the name and remembered reading about it here. If it is used for pools I can see why it was in sporting goods and probably not what you are looking for.
    Gram
     
  8. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I doubt you will ever see anything that says "silicon" content. What you need to look for is "crystalline silica" content. Pool filter DE has 60-75% and Food Grade has to have less than 3% to be food grade. That's what you need to look for!
     
  9. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    I ordered mine through custom milling also so I could be sure I was getting the correct stuff. The stores around here all looked at me like I was crazy and said that the pool grade was the "only" kind of DE made and that was what I was looking for. I went back to that store with my 50 lbs of "FOOD GRADE" DE and showed the guy. He says "OH, I would have never thought they had that" Well, now he knows to NOT tell his customers that the kind there was NOT the correct DE. He said one women did buy it for her chickens [​IMG]
     
  10. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

    May 17, 2008
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    User here named Spatcher sells it and will ship.

    I got mine from him.
     

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