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Invisiblesoochi
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    #1321918 - 02/20/03 11:31 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

is it safe to use perlite as the contamination barrier instead of verm when making pf cakes? my pet hamster ran out of verm and he's snowed in.


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Re: perlite [Re: soochi]
    #1321951 - 02/20/03 11:38 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Never heard of that being done, but different materials serve different purposes. If you don't have verm, then just buy some more. Perlite won't serve as an effective contam barrier.


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Re: perlite [Re: TinMan]
    #1321965 - 02/20/03 11:42 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Are you sure? I saw a post in here two days ago with pictures of a fruiting perlite pf cake. oh well, I'll give it a go anywho what the fuck.


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Re: perlite [Re: soochi]
    #1321999 - 02/20/03 11:54 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

hey... last time i did the PF tek, i ran out of verm for the top seal. here is what i did...

i took 3 coffee filters and placed them ontop of the filled jar (lid off). i then put the lid on upside down (just make sure that the jagged stuff from punching holes in the lid isn't facing the filter). and screwed the band on. then tore off the excess coffee filter from around the edges. i sterilized it just like that. then, when they cooled, i innoculated by pushing the needle though the coffee filters where each hole was. after innoculating all 4 holes, i loosened the band as much as i could and spun the lid (not the band, just the lid) an 8th of a turn so that the holes in the lid and in the filters didn't line up. the jars i did like that colonized faster than the ones with verm seals and none of them contammed.


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Re: perlite [Re: soochi]
    #1322003 - 02/20/03 11:57 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

I'm sure it will serve as an effective substrate, but just not an effective contam barrier.


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Re: perlite [Re: soochi]
    #1322110 - 02/20/03 12:46 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

My aquaintance has completely forgone any sort of contam barrier with good results. perlite wont hurt.


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