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OfflineIdLeMiND
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Fine Vermiculite with BRF, will it work?
    #1015596 - 11/02/02 12:46 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

The only thing that i could find was the very fine vermiculite, (oh yea PF teck), and i wasent sure how it would work out, anyone have any ideas? thanks


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Re: Fine Vermiculite with BRF, will it work? [Re: IdLeMiND]
    #1015602 - 11/02/02 12:48 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

Yes it will work. Just works slightly better is it's course for the cake (less compact - easier to colonize)


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Re: Fine Vermiculite with BRF, will it work? [Re: IdLeMiND]
    #1015665 - 11/02/02 01:22 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

I use the fine vermiculite, because that is all I can get here in Ga, just try not to pack your jars to tight, I also like to ass coffee beans to the jars it puts those air pockets in there..


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Re: Fine Vermiculite with BRF, will it work? [Re: IdLeMiND]
    #1016111 - 11/02/02 05:22 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

AFOAF told me about his first grow wich was BULK PF Tek. He found that fine Vermiculite would mix more evenly whem preparing the substrate. Colonisation was slower with coarse Vermiculte. I would be intrested to hear if others had the same results.

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Re: Fine Vermiculite with BRF, will it work? [Re: MEShaman]
    #1016336 - 11/02/02 06:58 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

Fine vermiculite is ALL my friend uses... it has a tendency to compact, but as stated, it is much easier for the mycelium to colonize.


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Re: Fine Vermiculite with BRF, will it work? [Re: TinMan]
    #1016355 - 11/02/02 07:06 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

No, this monkey I bumped into the other day made more sense. I mean, if you have bigger pieces of vermiculite then the subtrate will be more pourous (More space between each piece of vermiculite allowing the mycellium some room to move)...but anyways, the whole point of the question was " Will fine vermiculite work?" And yeah it works just fine. If your into micro-managing your hobby then youll go on for ever with these little arguments/decisions...just IMO though...good luck!


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Re: Fine Vermiculite with BRF, will it work? [Re: Northernsoul]
    #1022397 - 11/04/02 10:29 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

thank you all much, i'm not afraid of wastin spores anymore! thx.


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Re: Fine Vermiculite with BRF, will it work? [Re: IdLeMiND]
    #1023383 - 11/05/02 07:20 AM (14 years, 11 months ago)

fine works better than coarse, thats a fact...do this for years and you will see

coarse is better for casing


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Re: Fine Vermiculite with BRF, will it work? [Re: ]
    #1023431 - 11/05/02 07:59 AM (14 years, 11 months ago)

i must agree... fine is great for cakes... a  little owl i know used it on his cakes and had decent results, but i must admit the course verm does colonize much quicker since the small spaces between the substrate move quicker.. works wnderful with cases but would not recomend it for cakes although ive seen results with both :smile:
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Re: Fine Vermiculite with BRF, will it work? [Re: Lapius]
    #1025711 - 11/05/02 10:20 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

again thank ya all, any ideas what to thro in there to make more space?? or just leave it?


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Re: Fine Vermiculite with BRF, will it work? [Re: IdLeMiND]
    #1025728 - 11/05/02 10:27 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

you could add a small amount of perlite if you have it handy :wink: 


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Re: Fine Vermiculite with BRF, will it work? [Re: TinMan]
    #1025786 - 11/05/02 10:41 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

In reply to:

Fine vermiculite is ALL my friend uses... it has a tendency to compact, but as stated, it is much easier for the mycelium to colonize.




In reply to:

fine works better than coarse, thats a fact...do this for years and you will see




O lord.. to see such comments almost angers me. I can barely type because I want to scream.. at you that is. But I'm gonna keep my mouth shut this time, since I was just told i was quick to rag on people. If you can explain your theory in full detail of why you think fine verm is so much better, then I may consider reviewing my thoughts.


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Re: Fine Vermiculite with BRF, will it work? [Re: ExtravagantDream]
    #1054102 - 11/15/02 12:13 AM (14 years, 11 months ago)

well, contrary to what everyone sayz..here's a picture my buddy emailed me..he says he wondered the same thing, and after much research, decided to try both..here's what happened..on the left is the fine stuff..not even fully colonized yet..on the right is the coarse stuff, which has already been cased for a few days (after 100% colonisation)..he says both were eq strain made on the same day..he sayz this happened to all the fine/coarse jars he made..but i guess thats just his experience..he thinks an airy and a unpacked substance is absolutly nessacary for the myc to grow fast and free..but YMMV..





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    #1054126 - 11/15/02 12:27 AM (14 years, 11 months ago)

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Re: Fine Vermiculite with BRF, will it work? [Re: blink]
    #1054207 - 11/15/02 12:58 AM (14 years, 11 months ago)

I think ill need to trade my spores for corse verm  :crazy:


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Re: Fine Vermiculite with BRF, will it work? [Re: Shrooms4e]
    #1054215 - 11/15/02 01:02 AM (14 years, 11 months ago)

Why don't you just go to the store, I found a huge bag (18 pounds) for something like $12.


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Re: Fine Vermiculite with BRF, will it work? [Re: IdLeMiND]
    #1054391 - 11/15/02 02:19 AM (14 years, 11 months ago)

I tried both, and sticked with the one on the left:



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Re: Fine Vermiculite with BRF, will it work? [Re: Skikid16]
    #1054415 - 11/15/02 02:37 AM (14 years, 11 months ago)

trust me i looked everywhere. ill buy or trade for your course verm!!!!!!!


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Re: Fine Vermiculite with BRF, will it work? [Re: Shrooms4e]
    #1054430 - 11/15/02 02:47 AM (14 years, 11 months ago)

trust me i looked everywhere. ill buy or trade for your course verm!!!!!!!

if you need it that badly, google search for it..i know it's available online...but seriously forget about coarse verm, and go for strait rye grain..aim for the stars..!!!!!!..peace..


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Re: Fine Vermiculite with BRF, will it work? [Re: blink]
    #1054540 - 11/15/02 03:46 AM (14 years, 11 months ago)

You can't draw any conclusions from only using a dozen jars of each. Try doing this for years and you will find that the fine verm is definately better.


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