Pure natural product with many applications Animal feed quality, suitable as a food supplement. Not intended for human consumption
We come across this product under many different names such as silica, silica gur, silicon (dioxide), silicea, E551 and dissolved in water as silicic acid. Almost all names point to the silicon / pebble which, after iron, is the most abundant element on this earth and main component of this product, 99.9999…. %.
In addition to use with animals / people, it has many other applications such as glass making and use in computers (SiliconValley).
The diatomaceous earth actually consists of 150 million year old unicellular shellfish with a skeleton of almost 100% silicon and 15 other trace elements. Within naturopathy it is seen as a supporter of the general constitution, so indispensable to make treatment a success. High concentrations of silicon are found in the body in the connective tissue.
Operation in food:
In addition to supplying the element silicon, it acts as an anti-clotting agent, which means that the food particles remain separate from each other. This allows optimal nutritional intake to take place.
- Prevents eating or licking sand.
- Can bind toxic substances that can leave the body, similar to clay but less violent.
- Has a stomach strengthening effect and protects the intestinal wall.
- Prevents the hatching of fly larvae in the manure.
In daily ration
- Horses 10 to 30 grams per day
- Dogs under 20 kg 2 teaspoons
- Dogs over 20 kg 1 tablespoon
- Dogs over 40 kg 2 tablespoons
- Cats 1 teaspoon
- Kittens 1/2 teaspoon
- Chickens 5% of the ration weight
- Cattle 2% of the dry ration weight
- Calves 4 grams in the morning
- Pigs 2 % of the ration weight
- Sheep 1% of the concentrate weight
- Goats 1% of the concentrate weight
Due to its structure, the diatomaceous earth binds a lot of moisture and thus has an enormous drying effect on its environment.
If you look at it under the microscope, it consists of all parts of shellfish skeletons that resemble glass splinters. This means that you can use it as a natural combatant against lice and other animals that can nest in the fur, plumage and environment of animals and there often cause a lot of discomfort.
The skin of these lice and other animals is damaged by the sharp particles and they also get a chronic moisture deficiency.
This is also why animals roll in the sand when they try to get rid of these troublemakers. Sand also contains a lot of silicon, but because of the very fine structure of the diatomaceous earth, this works better and you can use it in a targeted manner, throw it on the places where the animals take a dust bath, or create such a place with chopped straw or the like.
Massage it into targeted animals with fur and powder it under the plumage of birds. Also treat the environment against these nuisances, in the animal houses, the mats and blankets of dogs and cats, etc.
For larger surfaces and to prevent inhalation when also dissolved in water and thus eg sprayed into the environment. 1 kg on 30 liters of water.
Red mite, for example, hides in all kinds of cracks and holes during the day and moves to the chicken at night to suck blood. But blood spatter on eggs comes from engorged red mite so they can also be active during the day! By treating the environment come into contact with the diatom and then become damaged / dehydrated. Of course it does not work as violently as chemical agents so you will have to repeat it until you see that the animals have disappeared and the animals are no longer bothered. Repeat every 3 days.
Use with care:
The product itself is absolutely not harmful, but try as much as possible to prevent it from being inhaled directly or getting into the eyes. Due to the strong drying effect, this can cause irritation on the mucous membranes.
Truly a multi-applicable product and pure nature.
Always handy to have at hand and is supplied, from 2 kg, with a handy dosing bottle.
Other applications :
- Wet hoof problems.
- Chases Ants Put a pile over the entrance to their hallway.
- Pisces sprinkle it locally.
- Repel snails sprinkle or lay barriers in the plant beds.
- Flies are not happy with a diatomaceous environment.