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Amazon Shop for: ½ Pint Jars, Calcium Carbonate, Gypsum, Perlite, Vermiculite

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Offlinefob4022
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Perlite instead of Vermiculite???
    #1268049 - 02/01/03 01:26 PM (14 years, 21 days ago)

Can you use Perlite instead of Vermiculite?? What are the major differences between the two??

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Re: Perlite instead of Vermiculite??? [Re: fob4022]
    #1268054 - 02/01/03 01:28 PM (14 years, 21 days ago)

if your thinking about substituting it in PF jars, won't work. perlite has many pores and has more surface area to release water. vermiculite holds water.


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Re: Perlite instead of Vermiculite??? [Re: fob4022]
    #1268126 - 02/01/03 02:04 PM (14 years, 21 days ago)

Yeah, like the big D said ^^^^^^, perlite is hydrophobic, meaning it gives off moisture, and verm retains water. Stick with verm for PF jars.


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Re: Perlite instead of Vermiculite??? [Re: fob4022]
    #1268136 - 02/01/03 02:07 PM (14 years, 21 days ago)

Nothing really sticks to the perlite too.


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Re: Perlite instead of Vermiculite??? [Re: fob4022]
    #1268144 - 02/01/03 02:11 PM (14 years, 21 days ago)

As far as I know the only practical use for perlite in this hobby is for humidification, although ive heard of some using it as the bottom casing layer. it would definately suck as a substrate


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Re: Perlite instead of Vermiculite??? [Re: fob4022]
    #1268147 - 02/01/03 02:11 PM (14 years, 21 days ago)

page 54 - mushroom cultivator

Perlite spawn
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120 milliliters water
40 grams perlite
50 grams wheat bran
6 grams gypsum (calcium sulfate)
1.5 grams calcium carbonate


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Re: Perlite instead of Vermiculite??? [Re: SubGen1us]
    #1268163 - 02/01/03 02:17 PM (14 years, 21 days ago)

well what do ya know, learn something new every time I visit this place. Interesting, wonder what purpouse it serves? probably just to add bulk


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Re: Perlite instead of Vermiculite??? [Re: Tenchi]
    #1268174 - 02/01/03 02:21 PM (14 years, 21 days ago)

No, to make a shakeable spawn containing bran.


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Re: Perlite instead of Vermiculite??? [Re: Tenchi]
    #1268177 - 02/01/03 02:22 PM (14 years, 21 days ago)



[edit]What anno said  :smile:

it was just a recipe that i saw in the book, i dont know how well it works.


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Re: Perlite instead of Vermiculite??? [Re: fob4022]
    #1268181 - 02/01/03 02:22 PM (14 years, 21 days ago)

I can post a pic of my perlite cakes if you want?
It was a first time fuck up and I will not do it again :smile: 


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Re: Perlite instead of Vermiculite??? [Re: ]
    #1268183 - 02/01/03 02:24 PM (14 years, 21 days ago)

hehe sure, lets see em just for the heck of it, you get any fruits??


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Re: Perlite instead of Vermiculite??? [Re: ]
    #1268184 - 02/01/03 02:24 PM (14 years, 21 days ago)

yeah, come on, let's have a look :laugh:


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Re: Perlite instead of Vermiculite??? [Re: fob4022]
    #1268187 - 02/01/03 02:25 PM (14 years, 21 days ago)

u can use whole grains instead of vermiculite  :cool:


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Re: Perlite instead of Vermiculite??? [Re: fob4022]
    #1268228 - 02/01/03 02:40 PM (14 years, 21 days ago)

As promised, these are two shitty pics of fully colonized perlite. One is right out of dunking the other is in the terr. :smile:



 


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