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Old 07-10-2012, 02:01 PM   #1 
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Sand and dirt: odd request

Hey, i have a bit of a little group request.
Im filling a bottle with sand and dirt from around the country. I have some from Florida, western Washington ( id like some from eastern to) and soon from Minnasota and Cali.

Your mission: send me a small amount of sand or dirt! Dosnt need to be alot, the bottle is smaller then your average soda bottle.
Id love if i could get more then one color where its available. Like black and red dirt from Hawaii. If youd like to help me out with this little goal, pm me an i will give you my adress.

Please and thank you!
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:09 PM   #2 
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I would help you but we have more clay than dirt here. Sometimes you need a pickaxe to get through the stuff as its so condensed and hard.

The dirt we do have is orange red. Like the color of a tomato.

Its a harsh contrast from the dark and loamy soil of my native state, Minnesota. That dirt is black as can be and devoid of any clay. Perfect for growing crops. That and the southwestern part of the state from where I am from is flat and mostly devoid of trees. Former prairie land. In fact, it didn't have any trees originally. Just acres and acres of grassland as far as the eye could see. Maybe the odd creek. That's where the only trees were to be found, and only if the creek was big enough.

When white people first settled on the land, they had no choice but to build their homes out of the dirt and grass. Sod homes. If they had the money, they could have lumber hauled out to their land, but that was costly and hard to come by before the railroads were built.

Then they planted the strips of trees you see today. They then became a nice source of lumber. That and the railroads helped to bring lumber from the east.

Oops. I went off into a tangent there. Sorry for the history lesson folks.

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Old 07-10-2012, 02:13 PM   #3 
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That would be great. :)
Wouldnt want to have you chiping stuff of with an axe. Hahaha would you like my adress if you want to send some of the orange dirt?
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:21 PM   #4 
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I dunno. Its kind of impossible not to get clay when trying for a soil sample.
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:24 PM   #5 
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Well im not saying the clay would be bad. I just dont want you to have to put out effort for it haha. And nice little history lesson. It was interesting.
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:25 PM   #6 
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What a great idea, Guns! I have seen this done with Aussie soils and sands, and it's amazing to see how different they are when all put together.

(not to derail, but Tabby, that's a really pretty purple fish you have there!)
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:30 PM   #7 
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Thanks, Aus. He was a great fish. Sadly, he passed away sometime Monday night (7/8/2012). He was just as beautiful in death as he was in life. A real angel. Also, he was a such a gentlemen of a betta. Lived with female guppies with no problem.

Okay, back to the regularly scheduled discussion on dirt.
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:41 PM   #8 
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Thats sad, he is quite beautiful.

If you are willing to, i dont care if it has clay... Just adds sone texture.
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