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Substitute for Vermiculite?
    #1545525 - 05/13/03 04:49 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Is there a reliable substiture for vermiculite when doing the pf tek? Top soil or bird seed? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Substitute for Vermiculite? [Re: redfoot]
    #1545551 - 05/13/03 04:59 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Please help!


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Re: Substitute for Vermiculite? [Re: redfoot]
    #1545556 - 05/13/03 05:02 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Also if there is no substiture where does my friend find vermiculite and brown rice flour?


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Re: Substitute for Vermiculite? [Re: redfoot]
    #1545582 - 05/13/03 05:09 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

No need. Wtih BRF cakes, Vermiculite (fine grade) is what you want. Its cheap and very easy to come by. Try any nursery, or harware store with a garden section.


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Re: Substitute for Vermiculite? [Re: Perk]
    #1545629 - 05/13/03 05:30 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Vermiculite has been very hard to find in my town lately. Look for a nursery in the yellow pages. Brown rice flour can be found anywhere organic foods are sold.


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Re: Substitute for Vermiculite? [Re: LiL_KuSsH]
    #1545927 - 05/13/03 07:07 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Only 32 bucks? Thats a lot of cah for verm. Lows has big bags for 3-4 bucks. And the very fine verm sucks for cakess. It colonizes to slow.


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Re: Substitute for Vermiculite? [Re: jtseaweed]
    #1545991 - 05/13/03 07:23 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

I see a lot of posts that say the vermiculite is easy to come by, but where I live it seems to be non-existent. I've substituted with perlite and everything seems to be going good. I had a high contamination rate in the beginning but That was because I had to start out with a wild print.

If there is any extraordinary reason that I should not be using a BRF/PERLITE mix, then someone please tell me.


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Re: Substitute for Vermiculite? [Re: Ekstaza]
    #1545999 - 05/13/03 07:26 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Bat man had a cake one time thaT was on wet perlite and the mycleium colonized the perlite with some strong stron growth so i dont see. I dont see why perlite wouldnt work. I think it would probably colonize slower.


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Re: Substitute for Vermiculite? [Re: jtseaweed]
    #1546032 - 05/13/03 07:36 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

All of my friends jars that he has colonized since fixing the problems with contams are colonizing right on schedule and sometimes even faster than expected.


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Re: Substitute for Vermiculite? [Re: Ekstaza]
    #1546091 - 05/13/03 07:57 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Farm n market stores.. $12 for 4 cu. feet.. that is like 10 of those $2.69 bags you get at Lowes.. Perlite is not a substitute for vermiculite as it doesn't hold water it just increases surface area creating pockets of humidity.

Vermerculite is used because it holds a good deal of H20 that fungus can use for producing strong flushes. It's the perfect PH right out of the bag. It stores forever.

Perlite will produce mostly aborts because it does not supply water, just surface area.

There is always some place in any area that will have Vermiculite, it is in your best interest to open a phone book. Otherwise look into Peat and PH adjusting, which is a real pain in the ass the first 2-3 times you try it.


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Re: Substitute for Vermiculite? [Re: Raedon]
    #1546170 - 05/13/03 08:22 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Well I guess I'll look harder for verm but I might have to go to another city.

My BRF/PERLITE jars are already going so there's nothing that I can do about that. I'll post pics when they flush.

plus I plan on doing the hippie neglect tek with those anyways so they won't be fruited outside of the jars and I will be dunking the cakes in between the flushes. They should stay well hydrated.


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