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Offlinemikejwill
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how to work the perilite????
    #1296717 - 02/10/03 02:23 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

I have heard two different ways to humidify with perilite, one says to fill it 2 inches and have about 1/4-1/2 inch of water on the bottom so it can "wick" up and humidify.
The second says to just wet all of the perilite and strain it, and then put it in the terrarium.
anyone know which method works better? or even works?


to stay in the center or to
take the path of least resistance??


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Re: how to work the perilite???? [Re: mikejwill]
    #1296755 - 02/10/03 02:34 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Both techniques work fine. I'm pretty sure the amount of water in the perlite comes out about the same either way.


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Re: how to work the perilite???? [Re: mikejwill]
    #1297429 - 02/10/03 05:54 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

I would think that it would actually be better to NOT wet all of the perlite since the top dry layer is usually used as a wick for the water underneath and helps to control humidity.


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Re: how to work the perilite???? [Re: Angry Mycologist]
    #1297446 - 02/10/03 06:01 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

top dry layer?? the top layer becomes wet as a result of the passive wick action. it really doesn't matter, wet strained perlite, half water, etc...it all works.


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Re: how to work the perilite???? [Re: rhizo]
    #1297484 - 02/10/03 06:21 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

IMHO the more water the better.... up to the point of total saturation... dont want the perlite to be floating.


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Re: how to work the perilite???? [Re: Hexum311]
    #1297496 - 02/10/03 06:25 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

No standing water though. A definent vector for contamination.


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Re: how to work the perilite???? [Re: Angry Mycologist]
    #1297734 - 02/10/03 07:50 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

right, that is what I meant to say.... no standing water. I did not have the eloquence at that time however... just wet the fuck out of the perlite, but make sure there is no standing water. Dont want billions of bacteria and mold spores swimmin around your cakes.


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Re: how to work the perilite???? [Re: Hexum311]
    #1298241 - 02/11/03 01:36 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

You gotta work it from the front to back




regarding your topic (how to work perlite)   :tongue:


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Re: how to work the perilite???? [Re: Angry Mycologist]
    #1298293 - 02/11/03 02:47 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

what?, so you want to fill it with perilite and then fill it about half way with water so that it wicks up and stuff....but if you fill it with water to any degree there will be water sitting on the bottom. which i understand will be breeding ground for crap....

a confused mind is easily confused


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Re: how to work the perilite???? [Re: mikejwill]
    #1298387 - 02/11/03 03:57 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

don't worry about that, just put a little bleach in there. you will also have to clean it out periodically. that is why i did away with perlite and now just have standing water in my fruiting chamber with a submersible heater. You can check it out here.


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