What is Diatomaceous Earth? A unique, naturally occurring deposit which typically contains 67% Diatomaceous Earth (skeletal remains of algae) and 33% Montmorillonite (calcium bentonite).
Red Lake’s Diatomaceous Earth products meet both Food and Feed Grade Specifications. Approved for use as an anti-caking agent or as an inert carrier in all types of feed in amounts not to exceed 2% of total diet.
USES FOR RED LAKE EARTH : Improve the flowability and mixability of all types of feed
Where does our Diatomaceous Earth come from?
Red Lake Diatomaceous Earth comes from a fresh water deposit found near Kamloops, British Columbia. This unique deposit of Diatomaceous Earth is naturally enhanced with Calcium Bentonite (also known as Montmorillonite Clay).
Is Red Lake Diatomaceous Earth Food Grade?
Red Lake meets both FOOD GRADE and FEED GRADE specifications. Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth means that the product meets Food Grade specifications and can be used as a filtering aid or processing aid in food, but cannot be in the end product for human consumption.
Currently RLE Diatomaceous Earth is only registered as a feed additive for the purpose of an anti-caking agent or pelleting aid in feed, not to exceed 2% of the animal’s total diet. This product is completely safe for all animals.
What is the difference between food grade and pool grade diatomaceous earth?
The difference between pool grade and food grade diatomaceous earth is in the way that the natural diatomaceous earth is treated. Pool grade diatomaceous earth is only meant for use as a filtration aid. It is treated at a very high temperature (calcined) and contains a high percentage of crystalline silica. Food chemical codex grade diatomaceous earth is treated at a much lower temperature (non-calcined). It contains a very low percentage of crystalline silica (Red Lake Diatomaceous Earth contains less than 1% crystalline silica) and is therefore not harmful to humans or animals.
Is Red Lake Earth Diatomaceous Earth safe?
Red Lake Earth Diatomaceous Earth is completely safe for all animals.
Can I use Red Lake Earth as a natural insecticide?
Red Lake is currently in the process of expanding the Red Lake Earth products for the purpose of a natural insecticide. Recent tests have proven to be successful against the following insects:
Bed Bugs, Silver Fish, Ants, Merchant, Grain and Confused Flour Beetles, Darkling Beetles