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#6311781 - 05/25/16 09:04 PM Making a mineral lick. @@@problem@@@
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A coworker convinced me to make a mineral lick and put out for the season. He said it was easy, just buy some pool salt and mix in a little water. Then it would harden.

No.. Didn't work. Just slush water, poked holes in to drain excess water. Now just wet salt.

Any ideas......?????

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#6311788 - 05/25/16 09:15 PM Mineral lick. Having problems. Ideas
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Coworker told me it was easy. Just add pool salt and water, and wait for it to harden. I did, all I got was salty slush.

Drained by poking holes. Now just wet salt. Any ideas how to make it hard?

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#6311797 - 05/25/16 09:27 PM Re: Mineral lick. Having problems. Ideas [Re: Roll-Tide]
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Originally Posted By: Roll-Tide
Any ideas how to make it hard?


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#6311801 - 05/25/16 09:30 PM Re: Mineral lick. Having problems. Ideas [Re: Roll-Tide]
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Originally Posted By: Roll-Tide
Any ideas how to make it hard?


Perhaps you should PM Mr. Oxner. I understand he was in pharmaceuticals for a long time.
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I got 3/4 of an inch.

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#6311803 - 05/25/16 09:31 PM Re: Mineral lick. Having problems. Ideas [Re: Roll-Tide]
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#6311806 - 05/25/16 09:33 PM Re: Mineral lick. Having problems. Ideas [Re: Roll-Tide]
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#6311825 - 05/25/16 09:45 PM Re: Mineral lick. Having problems. Ideas [Re: Roll-Tide]
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#6311827 - 05/25/16 09:46 PM Re: Mineral lick. Having problems. Ideas [Re: Roll-Tide]
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#6311850 - 05/25/16 10:08 PM Re: Mineral lick. Having problems. Ideas [Re: Roll-Tide]
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How long are you supposed to wait?

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#6311851 - 05/25/16 10:10 PM Re: Mineral lick. Having problems. Ideas [Re: Roll-Tide]
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Then if you do get it hard you'll need to see a doctor if it stays hard more than seven hours.

I go the simple way. A 50 lb. block of trace mineral salt at a local feed store costs about eight bucks. I put one on each food plot in the Spring.
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#6311897 - 05/25/16 11:05 PM Re: Mineral lick. Having problems. Ideas [Re: BayouGuy]
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Then if you do get it hard you'll need to see a doctor if it stays hard more than seven hours.

I go the simple way. A 50 lb. block of trace mineral salt at a local feed store costs about eight bucks. I put one on each food plot in the Spring.


I would actually skip the doctor and just try to work through it with the widow next door.

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#6312126 - 05/26/16 08:56 AM Re: Mineral lick. Having problems. Ideas [Re: Roll-Tide]
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How much water did you add? As much humidity as Texas is having right now, it's going to be a while drying out.

I'd suggest building a box for it. 2x6 sides, 2x12 bottom, maybe 18" x 12", coated nails or screws. Set it out and pour the salt in it-they'll eat it wet or dry.

We use old protein tubs as containers on our place for our sheep and goats and I know the deer drop by.
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#6312153 - 05/26/16 09:22 AM Re: Mineral lick. Having problems. Ideas [Re: Just Nate]
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Originally Posted By: Just Nate
Originally Posted By: Roll-Tide
Any ideas how to make it hard?


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#6312455 - 05/26/16 01:48 PM Re: Making a mineral lick. @@@problem@@@ [Re: Roll-Tide]
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Here's how I do it

Ingredients: Makes 200 lbs. for about $23.00

1 part Di-calcium phosphate, this is a dairy feed additive bought at feed stores.
Comes in 50lb Bags at around $11.00 you need one bag.

2 parts Trace mineral salt, the red and loose kind without the medications.
Comes in 50lb Bags at around $5.00 you need two bags.

1 part Stock salt
Comes in 50lb Bags at around $2.00 you need one bag.

Directions:

Keep ingredients separate until ready to put to use. Mix all together well.

Dig or tear up a circle in the soil about 36 inches wide and about 6 inches deep.

Mix all of your mineral mixture with the soil except for about 2 pounds.

Water area lightly – about 2 gallons depending on how wet the soil is to begin with

After watering, let dry for an hour then scatter the remaining 2 pounds on top of the spot

Maintenance:

Replenish in 6 months with fresh supply of mineral, and then annually each year there after.

The Di-calcium helps build the deer’s antlers, but they won't eat it unless it is mixed with the salt, the directions above gives the perfect mixture.

The best time to put it out is March/April, but anytime will work.

Put all 200 lbs in one hole.

Works best if there’s a water source nearby.
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#6312484 - 05/26/16 02:13 PM Re: Mineral lick. Having problems. Ideas [Re: RossCravens]
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Originally Posted By: RossCravens
Originally Posted By: Just Nate
Originally Posted By: Roll-Tide
Any ideas how to make it hard?


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