Where do I get food-grade DE?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Picco, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am interested in using DE in a dust box but I don't know where to get the food-grade type. The only kinds I have seen are for either pools or gardens and they are no good. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Blondie

    Blondie Chillin' With My Peeps

    I ordered mine from:www.hoeggergoatsupply.com. Although the website is acting a little wierd right now (??). It's $6.95 for 5 lbs, plus shipping, of course. [​IMG]
     
  3. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just a little blurb I found on DE:

    Make sure the DE you use meets World Health Organization (WHO) safety standards. WHO cautions that DE with a crystalline silica content over three percent (3%) is dangerous for ingestion by humans or animals. Safe Solutions, Inc. DE has less than 1% free silica. Swimming pool DE ranges from 60% to 70% free silica.

    I googled 'food grade DE' and got lots of hits.
     
  4. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We got ours from our local farm co-op. It's used in maple syrup filtering in our area. We paid $15 for a 50# bag of Food Grade DE.
     
  5. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    you can order DE from your feedstore.
     
  6. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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