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How do I cook/sterilize perlite?
    #5427748 - 03/22/06 12:02 AM (8 years, 7 months ago)

So basically I just got some perlite, and I've read a few times that you want to use sterilized perlite for better results, and to cook your perlite after every flush then you can reuse again.

So does anyone here know how to sterilize perlite?


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Re: How do I cook/sterilize perlite? [Re: crakkattak]
    #5427752 - 03/22/06 12:03 AM (8 years, 7 months ago)

Toss it on a cookie sheet with sides. Add a little water to get it moist, and bake at 450 degrees for an hour or two.

Always works great for me :smile:


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Re: How do I cook/sterilize perlite? [Re: wiggles]
    #5427773 - 03/22/06 12:06 AM (8 years, 7 months ago)

Yes. That will work. But perlite right out of the bag is already sterile. Just add water. Put a little salt in the water to help ward off contams.


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Re: How do I cook/sterilize perlite? [Re: Mushit]
    #5427814 - 03/22/06 12:15 AM (8 years, 7 months ago)

Salt?


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Re: How do I cook/sterilize perlite? [Re: Mushit]
    #5427839 - 03/22/06 12:19 AM (8 years, 7 months ago)

Heres another question I'll add to this post, although not related to the topic

I've read many different substrate preparation techniques, and they all vary in the ingredient quantities

For the half-pint jar, some say add 140ml vermiculite,40ml BRF and just "some" water to fill the jar, while other methods say use 100ml vermiculite, 60ml BRF and 45cc's of water. Can you give me what you believe is the best quantity for this?

Also, is 10cc's equal to 10ml?


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Re: How do I cook/sterilize perlite? [Re: Atheist]
    #5427843 - 03/22/06 12:20 AM (8 years, 7 months ago)

Yup. It is a pretty good germ killer. There is not much that will live in it. Unless you want to grow barnacles. But we are just trying to prevent airbourne spores from growing in the perlite. I have had no problem with just plain water and H2O2 but salt has been used by some with success.


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Re: How do I cook/sterilize perlite? [Re: Mushit]
    #5427934 - 03/22/06 12:35 AM (8 years, 7 months ago)

Perlite is EXTREMELY cheap and easy to find. $3 for a nice sized bag. I know id rather dish out a few bucks then make a hell of a mess cooking it and shit.


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Re: How do I cook/sterilize perlite? [Re: kwikness]
    #5428839 - 03/22/06 09:12 AM (8 years, 7 months ago)

There's no reason to cook or otherwise sterilize perlite. Simply rinse well under running water, drain and use.
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Re: How do I cook/sterilize perlite? [Re: RogerRabbit]
    #5428850 - 03/22/06 09:20 AM (8 years, 7 months ago)

Mix h202 in your water of your terrarium. Anyways..

I HATE perlite. It is the messiest shit to work with. Do yourself a huge favor and go get some geo-lite(Aka hydroton) from a local hydroponic store, and lookup the poormans pod in the archives.


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Re: How do I cook/sterilize perlite? [Re: Citric]
    #5428875 - 03/22/06 09:36 AM (8 years, 7 months ago)

Yes, perlite is much too messy, how do they make geo-lite? where do they extract it from?


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Re: How do I cook/sterilize perlite? [Re: Citric]
    #5428877 - 03/22/06 09:38 AM (8 years, 7 months ago)

yeah the geolite stuff is cool, hydrapod works very very well, no fanning or misting just picking and eating :smile:try it


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Re: How do I cook/sterilize perlite? [Re: FractalXplora]
    #5428918 - 03/22/06 09:58 AM (8 years, 7 months ago)

Geolite I unno, believe it's some form of clay or some shit. I just know it works and last forever, and aint a big mess.


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Re: How do I cook/sterilize perlite? [Re: RogerRabbit]
    #5429221 - 03/22/06 11:38 AM (8 years, 7 months ago)

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There's no reason to cook or otherwise sterilize perlite.  Simply rinse well under running water, drain and use.
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Re: How do I cook/sterilize perlite? [Re: FooMan]
    #7458847 - 09/27/07 07:11 AM (7 years, 30 days ago)

interesting, so u can add salt to the water u add to perlite?? how much would u use and this wouldnt effect ur cakes??


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Re: How do I cook/sterilize perlite? [Re: veda_sticks]
    #7458997 - 09/27/07 08:37 AM (7 years, 30 days ago)

Rinse the perlite under the faucet. Drain well and place in the terrarium. Nothing else is necessary. Perlite is an inert mineral.
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