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DENZ Diamotaceous Earth 1kg

Original price $31.00 - Original price $31.00
Original price
$31.00
$31.00 - $31.00
Current price $31.00

Diatomaceous Earth, from Perma-guard, or 'Fossil Shell Flour' are the fossilised remains of one-celled plants (phytoplankton) called diatoms that are mined in Nevada from the South Western region of the USA. Perma-guard’s Diatomaceous Earth deposit is 89 - 95 percent amorphous silica. As well as being very high in silica percentage it also contains 15 essential trace minerals including phosphorous, selenium, calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium, copper, zinc and iron.

Silica is the most plentiful element on earth, following oxygen; but there are very few foods that contain an adequate amount to supply the quantity your body needs. Silica is crucial to bones, tendons, skin, cartilage and blood vessels. Silica is even located in the blood itself and important organs such as the liver, heart, and lungs.

As well as the trace minerals, Fossil Shell Flour particles are negatively charged which is somewhat uncommon in the elemental world. Heavy metals, bacteria and viruses, pesticides and drug residues, E-Coli are typically positively charged.

Diatomaceous Earth is an all natural product that has an incredible number of uses in the home, garden, your pets, on the farm and in horticultural applications:

  • Useful in controlling and discouraging insects from your home, garage, workshop, sleep-outs, sheds
  • Sprinkle into your household carpet in light and even doses to discourage ants and fleas. (Be cautious with application, too much can clog up certain vacuum cleaners)
  • Applied to kitty litter boxes DE will assist moisture absorption, odour control and reduce attraction by flies
  • Apply heavy doses of DE around rubbish and recycle bin areas to discourage ant and fly activity
  • Can be used as a natural bed bug control

Some of the reported potential benefits of daily consumption of DE include:

  • 15 Trace minerals beneficial for soil, plants, animals and potentially even humans
  • Better feed conversion, improves weight gain and general health
  • Promotes shinier coats, hair, skin, manes, hooves, nails and plumage

Recommended dosage rates for animals and livestock

Kittens 1/2 teaspoon per day
Adult Cats 1 teaspoon per day
Puppies 1/2 to 1 teaspoon p/day dependent upon size and breed
Small Dogs under 15kg 1 teaspoon per day
Medium Dogs 15kg – 35kg 1 tablespoon per day
Large Dogs over 35 - 50kg 2 tablespoons per day
Giant Dogs 50kg + 2 heaped tablespoons + per day
Cattle, Dairy Cows, Pigs 2% of dry feed ration per day
Chickens, Pheasants, Quail 5% mixed in feed per day
Goats, Sheep, Alpacas, Llamas 2% in grain per day
Horses, Ponies, Donkeys 1/2 to 1 cup in daily ration
Zoo animals 2% in daily feed
Two legged mammals 1 heaped tablespoons + per day

Recommend dosage rates for plants and crops

5 litre ‘pump up’ type sprayer 20gms or 60mls
15 litre Backpack sprayer 60gms or 180mls
200 litre automatic sprayer 800 - 900 grams
Crop application 1 – 2.5kg p/acre
10 litre bucket ‘brush on’ 2 cups or 500mls
10 litre watering can 2 cups or 500mls

Storage

Store your DE in an airtight container.

Safety Considerations

  • Asthma suffers or other lung ailments should certainly take extra careful and take additional precautions and be conscious not to breathe the ultra-fine dust particles.
  • Avoid getting DE in the eyes of yourself, your animals and livestock. DE is drying to the eyes, so be aware of wind direction.
  • DE can be drying to your skin, hands, and feet, similarly to your pets. If you suffer from dry skin you may consider using gloves when handling.
  • DE has the potential to kill beneficial insects as well, exercise discretion particularly with flowering plants where bees may frequent in season.

DENZ Ltd are the New Zealand distributors of Perma-Guards Diatomaceous Earth. Perma-Guard is a US based company that has been supplying Food Grade DE globally for almost 50 years. Their deposit is a "species specific" diatom and their processing is proprietary to achieving the most amount of whole diatoms. This, combined with the lowest level of crystalline silica and clay impurities are the reason why their trade-marked brand "Fossil Shell Flour" is considered by many to be the worlds purist food grade DE.

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