Home | Community | Message Board


FreeSpores.com
Please support our sponsors.

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Amazon Shop: Peat, Perlite, Vermiculite

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
OfflineCrack_Rocker
Cop Killer
Male User Gallery


Registered: 05/31/09
Posts: 94
Last seen: 6 years, 7 months
Pearlite in casing
    #11232088 - 10/12/09 11:52 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

I think it was RR who mentioned adding pearlite to casing to fluff it up (cant think of a better term). Is this beneficial and what ratios should be used?


--------------------
Legalize it? Fuck that I'd have to get a job!


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinebw86
Noob Slayer
Male


Registered: 11/12/06
Posts: 3,574
Loc: eL Ii eN. whY.
Last seen: 2 months, 16 days
Re: Pearlite in casing [Re: Crack_Rocker]
    #11232162 - 10/12/09 12:09 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

most people tend to not use perlite in there casing, though im sure it could be used.


--------------------
Convert to Grains Pf tek killed Jesus
...................................................AMU feel free to :pm:Agar to grain/ g2g transfer=unlimited mushrooms:hypnotoad:


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleShea25
Just some guy
Male


Registered: 01/27/09
Posts: 7,772
Loc: Westcoast Canada Flag
Trusted Cultivator
Re: Pearlite in casing [Re: Crack_Rocker]
    #11232376 - 10/12/09 12:56 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Use verm to fluff up a casing.

Verm is more fluffy then perlite, perlite is hard and crunchy


Edited by Shea25 (10/12/09 12:56 PM)


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineRogerRabbitM
Bans for Pleasure
Male User Gallery


Registered: 03/26/03
Posts: 42,018
Loc: USA Mountain Northwest
Last seen: 1 month, 18 days
Trusted Cultivator
Re: Pearlite in casing [Re: Shea25]
    #11232575 - 10/12/09 01:29 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Perlite adds lots of air pockets to the casing layer.  Use it at up to 25% by volume in casing layers.  Remember, the casing doesn't just supply moisture, but 'conditions conducive to pinhead formation'.
RR


--------------------
Download Let's Grow Mushrooms



semper in excretia sumus solim profundum variat

"I've never had a failed experiment.  I've only discovered 10,000 methods which do not work."
Thomas Edison


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinefordrew


Registered: 08/28/09
Posts: 579
Last seen: 3 years, 9 months
Re: Pearlite in casing [Re: RogerRabbit]
    #11233047 - 10/12/09 02:56 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Pearlite is a combination of cementite and ferrite.  Perlite is what you are looking for, lol.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisibletruskool
WTF?? FTW!!
Male User Gallery


Registered: 06/28/09
Posts: 11,194
Loc: Over the rainbow
Re: Pearlite in casing [Re: fordrew]
    #11233090 - 10/12/09 03:04 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

My casing is made up of 2:1:1 Peat:verm:perlite  Works great IMO


--------------------
Ask  AMU    for    the  best    mycology    advice  out  there

  Roll it :burnone:While I troll it.  :maximumtrolling:

I don't mean to boast, but dam if I don't brag.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineDamnskippi
Rookie
Male

Registered: 09/08/09
Posts: 124
Loc: I dont remember anymore.....
Last seen: 4 years, 10 months
Re: Pearlite in casing [Re: truskool]
    #11233104 - 10/12/09 03:07 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

truskool said:
My casing is made up of 2:1:1 Peat:verm:perlite  Works great IMO



how is it used?  Is it used in a layer or is it mixed throughout the substrate?


--------------------
"When one person suffers from a delusion it is called insanity; when many people suffer from a delusion it is called religion."


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisibletruskool
WTF?? FTW!!
Male User Gallery


Registered: 06/28/09
Posts: 11,194
Loc: Over the rainbow
Re: Pearlite in casing [Re: Damnskippi]
    #11233172 - 10/12/09 03:21 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

uhmmmmmmmmm
It's casing so I place it on top of the colonized sub.


--------------------
Ask  AMU    for    the  best    mycology    advice  out  there

  Roll it :burnone:While I troll it.  :maximumtrolling:

I don't mean to boast, but dam if I don't brag.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleSlimz
.-~*´`*·~-experience-~*´`*·~-.
Male User Gallery


Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 10/03/07
Posts: 3,588
Loc: Maryland
Re: Pearlite in casing [Re: fordrew]
    #11233302 - 10/12/09 03:44 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

fordrew said:
Pearlite is a combination of cementite and ferrite.  Perlite is what you are looking for, lol.




huh??
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perlite


--------------------
Lazy Drywall Tek (no powdery mess)

This series will blow your mind and confirm what you already know to be true.
The Pharmacratic Inquisition
Best Thread Ever ! ! !

:pm: me if you have questions about lasers

Although i may advise others in a general way regarding all types of mushroom grows, and may even post question from other forums about growing "active" mushrooms, i only grow non-"active" mushrooms and edibles.

FeelFamily resident tech guru


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleSlimz
.-~*´`*·~-experience-~*´`*·~-.
Male User Gallery


Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 10/03/07
Posts: 3,588
Loc: Maryland
Re: Pearlite in casing [Re: Slimz]
    #11233308 - 10/12/09 03:46 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

oh.. never mind.. i just re-read that...


--------------------
Lazy Drywall Tek (no powdery mess)

This series will blow your mind and confirm what you already know to be true.
The Pharmacratic Inquisition
Best Thread Ever ! ! !

:pm: me if you have questions about lasers

Although i may advise others in a general way regarding all types of mushroom grows, and may even post question from other forums about growing "active" mushrooms, i only grow non-"active" mushrooms and edibles.

FeelFamily resident tech guru


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinejust me
Friend
Male User Gallery


Registered: 07/01/07
Posts: 9,742
Loc: IL/MO/FL/TX/HI/OR
Last seen: 4 years, 11 months
Re: Pearlite in casing [Re: RogerRabbit]
    #11233446 - 10/12/09 04:10 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

RogerRabbit said:
Perlite adds lots of air pockets to the casing layer.  Use it at up to 25% by volume in casing layers.  Remember, the casing doesn't just supply moisture, but 'conditions conducive to pinhead formation'.
RR





cheeeeeeeeee!
we've been adding perlite to substrates, and noticing the perlite is AMAZING!!!
every fruit you pick has a chunk of perlite RIGHT AT THE BASE

my thinkin on this... "perlite adds a lot of air pockets" ...WET, AIR POCKETS. as soon as the myc hits those perlite chunks where its wet, and SUPER humid air. it produces pins...
lil pin pockets :grin:


--------------------

--------------------------------------------------

-pEaCeLoVeGoDbLeSs-

"The Downfall of Mankind; is Believing He Has Limitations."


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Amazon Shop: Peat, Perlite, Vermiculite

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* casing with perlite ebass 1,438 14 03/25/06 10:20 PM
by Akira
* Can you case with Perlite? Anonymous 1,389 9 04/20/04 03:44 PM
by runnerup
* Casing with perlite and coco instead of vermiculite and coco Muumipappa 604 3 08/24/04 05:26 PM
by hyphae
* casing with perlite pleezr 1,040 3 01/13/02 07:16 PM
by Anonymous
* Casing: No perlite layer below? CerebralFlower 1,163 5 10/25/06 11:48 AM
by CerebralFlower
* Casing w/ perlite, couple questions. Cray 541 5 03/17/05 12:25 PM
by Cray
* Casing : Verm/Coir : sterilize ? badtz 1,079 7 01/27/03 01:24 AM
by G a n j a
* Casing with perlite...My newest dumbass question! MadCaPPa 464 1 05/15/01 01:14 AM
by BrownPastures

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Roadkill, Magash, Shroomism, george castanza, RogerRabbit, Citric, total, FooMan, 13shrooms, stonesun, cronicr, PussyFart, Tmethyl, Pastywhyte, bodhisatta
471 topic views. 19 members, 74 guests and 27 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Myco Supply
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2017 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.031 seconds spending 0.005 seconds on 19 queries.