Perma-Guard - Fossil Shell Flour
Pure Diatomaceous Earth - Food Grade
Why the name Fossil Shell Flour®? It was important to differentiate our product from all other diatomaceous earth (DE) products in the marketplace. Perma-Guard DE is milled at a consistency much like flour and is a fossilized shell (diatom) hence the name Fossil Shell Flour®.
All diatomaceous earth is not the same. Diatomaceous earth (DE) packaged under the Perma-Guard Fossil Shell Flour® label comes from an extremely pure fresh water deposit of the diatom Melosira Preicelanica. Why is this diatom so special? Its shell is made of amorphous silica. Its shape and hardness are important to how it works. Its hardness keeps it from dissolving in liquid. The holes along the diatom's wall allow it to absorb moisture, hence its use as an anti-caking agent.
Animal and bird feeds contain substances such as molasses that cause the particles to become "sticky" . Fossil Shell Flour®, mixed in the feed, coats each particle making it difficult for the particles to stick together. This allows the feed to "flow" better and its absorption ability protects it from mold. No mold means less wasted feed. By separating the particles of feed, the animal's digestive enzymes are able to completely surround each particle. This allows for a more complete digestion. The animal gets more benefit from his feed and the owner more benefit for his feed dollar.
Fossil Shell Flour® anti-caking agent is to be mixed at a rate not to exceed 2% of the dry weight of the rations. This means, when mixing, in every one hundred pounds of feed, 2 pounds of feed is replaced by 2 pounds of Fossil Shell Flour® . Fossil Shell Flour® is OMRI listed.