Life hack: Substitute wood pellets for commercial cat litter
Rockwool is used primarily for hydroculture, and orchids, however I've been thinking of getting some for mixing with my epiphyte mix and for using with rooting my jungle cacti and hoyas. It can be used in place of orchid bark along with hydroton, gravel, or pumice for stability. I've been doing research on rockwool and it looks to be pretty good as an overall substitute for peat. Just google it and see where it takes you. Kitty litter is used as a substitute for sand, pumice, or gravel in your soil. I have some cattail reeds growing in just cat litter in my guppy pond, it's growing great with just fish poop as fertilizer. I have also added it in my c & s mix which is also used for my hoyas. I am a heavy waterer, since it gets really dry and we have no humidity, and the cat litter helps with the compaction and drainage. I even added to my drip trays as an experiment, I don't know how that will work out, it may turn out to be a mess. Vermiculite also retains some water and can be used as a replacement for peat.
One of the first commercially available cat litters in the United States of America was , available in 1947 and marketed by . This was the first large-scale use of (in the form of ) in litter boxes; previously was used. Clay litter is much more absorbent than sand and is manufactured into large grains or clumps of clay to make it less likely to be tracked from the litter box. The brand name has become a , used by many to denote any type of cat litter. Today, cat litter can be obtained quite economically at a variety of retail stores. Conventional clay litter is indistinguishable from clay-based oil absorbent (used to clean oil spills); as the latter is far less expensive, it is often used as a substitute. Non-clumping cat litter is often made of , and .
Felines may not like dirt usually, but during emergency situations, it can be used as an alternative for litter. It works great. Dirt doesn’t mean throwing anything from the junk, it means something that a cat can easily dig, pass urine or feces, and the dig it back again. For example: Sand from a sandbox can also be used as a substitute for litter.Chances are, your cat is already accustomed to the brand you're supplying at the moment. If you're lucky, it'll accept your substitute but if it's an older cat, chances are it's not going to like the change. I'm not sure of any homemade cat litter recipes that will get cats do their business on but have you thought of adding a filler like sand for example to make a bag last longer? Just a thought. Also, make sure you're using a covered litter tray so that litter stays contained. The waste from your cat digging adds up.Actually, its a very poor substitute in regard to effectiveness. Activated carbon has a surface area in excess of 500 square meters per/gram. Cat Litter has about 0.0001 of a single meter, making it about 5 million times less effective at odor removal.Snooki: "No! Some exfoliants they have, like, rocks in them and it makes your skin, like, really smooth and cat litter is, like, a substitute for that."Happy holiday work week, dolls! Who here can't wait to begin the food marathon that is Thanksgiving day weekend? Let's kick off the off-duty vibes with a hilarious clip from a recent episode of in which special guest spills the beans on her 'cheapo' facial scrub substitute: cat litter. "Clean cat litter", she specified. Video and transcript right this way!My cats live half indoors and half outdoors, so I don't use a cat box. However, in the past I have always had building sand available as a kitty litter substitute.