Diatomaceus Earth- D.E. FINE. 2lbs
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Diatomaceus Earth- D.E. FINE. 2lbs

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Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is a soft, siliceous sedimentary rock that is composed of the fossilized exoskeletons of tiny single-celled, micro-organisms called diatoms. When these organisms died, their skeletal remains settled to the bottom of large bodies of water and became fossilized. It is those fossilized exoskeletons of the diatoms that create DE which is primarily comprised of silicon dioxide (Si02), among other trace elements.

Our Red Lake Diatomaceous Earth comes from the pristine province of British Columbia, Canada from a freshwater deposit that contains the Melosira Granulata species of diatom. From the Miocene age, this DE deposit is between 12 to 13 million years old. The area just outside of Vale, Oregon is home to our White Lake Earth DE. This deposit contains the same species of diatom as our Red Lake Earth.  The Melosira Granulata diatoms have an immense number of pores. As a result, this trait provides its strength to absorb. Several of our DE products are on the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) list for use in organic production.

  • 100% diatomaceous earth
  • Bright white
  • High in SiO2
  • Less than 0.1% crystalline silica
  • GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe)
  • High pore volume
  • Massive surface area
  • All natural
  • No additives
  • Freshwater diatoms
  • Never expires
  • Meets FDA “Food Chemical Codex Grade” standards

TECHNICAL DATA

  • Composition: Powder
  • Freeze Temperature: None
  • Freeze Harm: None
  • Color: White
  • Shelf Life: Infinite
  • Odor: Neutral
  • Toxicity: None
  • Flammability: None
  • Fumes: None
  • Environmental Hazards: none listed by the EPA or USDA
  • Surface Area: over 69 m2/g (White Lake Earth) vs. most DE which is 10 m2/g to 30 m2/g