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Saturation point.
    #1365573 - 03/11/03 10:44 AM (15 years, 2 months ago)

Sphagnum peat mosses can hold 20 times their dry weight in water.

Does anyone know how many times its weight verm or any other casing material can hold?


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Re: Saturation point. [Re: no-tone]
    #1366401 - 03/11/03 03:26 PM (15 years, 2 months ago)

Material - Absorption Potential millileters water/gram - % Water at Saturation 
Vermiculite - 5.0  -84%
Peat - 2.5 - 79%
Potting Soil - 0.7 - 76%
Loam - 0.3 - 25%
Chalk - 0.6 - 37%
Limestone Grit - 0.2 - 15%
Sand - 0.2 - 18%

this info can be found here

(I realized that this is a link to the main page, but if you look through the archives til you find  The Casing Layer - Stamets & Chilton you'll find all you need) :smirk:

good luck :wink:
 


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Re: Saturation point. [Re: JizzlesMcGee]
    #1366456 - 03/11/03 03:39 PM (15 years, 2 months ago)

Thanks a lot brother!


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