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Amazon Shop: ½ Pint Jars, Brown Rice Flour, Perlite, Vermiculite

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OfflineslobShrooms
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Is it possible?
    #1599871 - 06/02/03 12:29 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Insted of using vermiculite in my pf jars can i use perlite? I know this is probally a dumb question but i checked all faqs and searched and couldnt find a answer.


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Re: Is it possible? [Re: slobShrooms]
    #1599935 - 06/02/03 12:53 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Yes you can but verm would give you better results.


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Re: Is it possible? [Re: biglo]
    #1600897 - 06/02/03 10:46 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Funny you should mention using perlite instead of verm in pf jars...I tried it, but the mycelium tends to grow very, very, very slowly; in fact, it actually stalled in the only jar I didn't loose to contam due to the extremely slow growth. So if you see any chance of using verm, go for it.


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Re: Is it possible? [Re: koraks]
    #1601130 - 06/02/03 12:48 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

No, thats not feasible.... perlite is non nutritious and is only used for humidification. vermiculite on the other hand is a kind of fertilizer and is nutritious. Theyre not interchangable just because they both end in 'ite'.
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Re: Is it possible? [Re: mattch1]
    #1601148 - 06/02/03 01:02 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

vermiculite is not a type of fertilizer, it is non-nutritive and is therefore suited for casings, aerating substrates and moisture retention.


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Re: Is it possible? [Re: soochi]
    #1601175 - 06/02/03 01:17 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

< No, thats not feasible.... perlite is non nutritious and is only used for humidification

vermiculite and perlite both are non nutritious


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Re: Is it possible? [Re: soochi]
    #1601188 - 06/02/03 01:25 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

these comments make me wish i had a camera. my dogs perlite cakes which were cased in 50/50 with a bottom layer of vermiculite is now fruiting nicely! out of twelve jars only two were lost to contamination. in the procedures involved all were carried out in a somewhat sloppy manner. ( he is a dog afterall-- he doesnt even have thumbs!) i am amazed at my doggy's luck with this accidental substrate. the perlite cakes colinized inabout threee weeks the casings started fruiting after about two weeks. brf was used for nutrition. exactly how much nutrition do you think vermiculite has?? i doubt it is very much at all. that is my two cents.


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Re: Is it possible? [Re: megosh]
    #1602038 - 06/02/03 06:27 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

As said before vermiculite and perlite are both non-nutritive.
They are both a form of porous volcanic rock, just differing in form and making them better suited for different situations, they can be substituted for each other but have a much higher rate of failure than just using them for what was intended, such as water retention (verm) and humidification and aireation (perlite). They are both ROCK. Having no nutritious value.



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