Home | Community | Message Board

This site includes paid links. Please support our sponsors.

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!

Mushroom-Hut Shop: Substrate Mix

Jump to first unread post Pages: 1
Some of these posts are very old and might contain outdated information. You may wish to search for newer posts instead.
Registered: 09/23/02
Posts: 25
Last seen: 21 years, 3 months
Powdered vermiculite
    #1160028 - 12/21/02 09:57 AM (21 years, 6 months ago)

is powered verm. bad or good for jar colonization?

Edited by DrPeretz (12/21/02 10:03 AM)

Extras: Filter Print Post Top
straw dog

Registered: 06/20/02 Happy 22nd Shroomiversary!
Posts: 2,790
Loc: Route 66
Re: Powdered vermiculite [Re: DrPeretz]
    #1160187 - 12/21/02 10:58 AM (21 years, 6 months ago)

Finer verm = greater water retention but slower colonization.


Fascism (fash'izem) n. A governmental system marked by a centralized dictatorship, stringent socioeconomic controls, and often belligerent nationalism. see also: the Bush Administration.

Extras: Filter Print Post Top
Registered: 04/22/02
Posts: 604
Last seen: 17 years, 8 months
Re: Powdered vermiculite [Re: DrPeretz]
    #1160198 - 12/21/02 11:05 AM (21 years, 6 months ago)

Medium/course grade verm. seems to work really well for me.


Pack-tight, midnight, ship it to tha coast.
Some take tha plane, you, you on tha boat,
right beside tha money which right beside tha coke
Passin by tha coastgaurd, right under their nose.

To the US-HEY where anyone can getny, MIA all the way to New Your city, you a twenty now....

Extras: Filter Print Post Top
keep rolling

Registered: 06/12/02
Posts: 3,720
Loc: US, Chicago
Re: Powdered vermiculite [Re: Loop_Theorist]
    #1160270 - 12/21/02 12:03 PM (21 years, 6 months ago)

Powdered verm? I have never heard of or seen that but am betting that it can't be used easily.

-->The above statements may or not be true.
->Quote of the Moment :
"Yea. All bitches are whores who love sex." -Cubie
----> PMs checked daily.

Extras: Filter Print Post Top

Registered: 06/07/02
Posts: 2,107
Loc: azurescending
Last seen: 5 years, 1 month
Re: Powdered vermiculite [Re: SixCee]
    #1160376 - 12/21/02 01:41 PM (21 years, 6 months ago)

why not?


-- The information I provide is only information from readings, growing of gourmet mushrooms, and second hand stories--

Extras: Filter Print Post Top

Re: Powdered vermiculite [Re: Raadt]
    #1160456 - 12/21/02 02:15 PM (21 years, 6 months ago)

one of the important reason for vermiculite is to airate the mixture. when finer verm is used, itll settle in closer together, thus restricting airation.

think of it like this (this example is extreme, but shows the point)

if you had three large rocks in one jar, and sand in another. then you pour water in the jars. the water in the one with rocks will dribble down to the bottom quick. the water in the jar with sand will slowly seep down.

there, you see the bigger the verm, the more airation. and especially in an enclosed container(sealed jar), airation is vital

Extras: Filter Print Post Top
Registered: 10/25/02
Posts: 34
Last seen: 21 years, 5 months
Re: Powdered vermiculite [Re: Anonymous]
    #1160532 - 12/21/02 02:53 PM (21 years, 6 months ago)

course grade verm works good for me

Extras: Filter Print Post Top
OfflineAngry Mycologist

Registered: 11/24/02
Posts: 1,282
Loc: Galapagos
Last seen: 21 years, 1 month
Re: Powdered vermiculite [Re: DrPeretz]
    #1160790 - 12/21/02 04:59 PM (21 years, 6 months ago)

I ONLY use fine verm. It's excellent when you get into the fruiting stage due to how much water it can hold. I have also not noticed any differences in colonization speed due to the coarseness. Go for it........connect four.

The proper penalty of ignorance, which is of course that those who don't know should learn from those who do... - Plato

Extras: Filter Print Post Top
Jump to top Pages: 1

Mushroom-Hut Shop: Substrate Mix

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* substitute perlite for vermiculite in a casing mixture? _illtellyouwhat_ 1,305 8 06/24/05 03:45 PM
by InjectTruth
* Re: Info on powdering shrooms loathe 2,531 12 05/05/00 10:44 PM
by Anonymous
* vermiculite or perlite Fozzy 1,275 7 09/22/01 07:36 PM
by Sir Tokes-A-Lot
* could i use perlite instead of vermiculite? LethalX5 1,086 5 01/09/05 07:12 PM
by LethalX5
* Vermiculite Question 1979 1,110 12 05/24/04 01:44 AM
by yeehaw
* coarse vermiculite question herby 680 4 09/30/04 06:42 AM
by ZeroArmy27
* vermiculite to fine??? philistine4life 3,388 11 05/01/16 12:14 PM
by newtothis3
* vermiculite grades pleezr 1,723 9 01/22/02 10:53 PM
by Anonymous

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Shroomism, george castanza, RogerRabbit, veggie, mushboy, fahtster, LogicaL Chaos, 13shrooms, Stipe-n Cap, Pastywhyte, bodhisatta, Tormato, Land Trout, A.k.a
806 topic views. 20 members, 112 guests and 197 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Show Images Only | Sort by Score | Print Topic ]
Search this thread:

Copyright 1997-2024 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.021 seconds spending 0.005 seconds on 12 queries.