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vermiculite too wet
    #1657259 - 06/23/03 11:42 PM (17 years, 8 months ago)

hello all. first post... i've been lurking for months though

i've made 6 pf cakes. i accidentally used the coarser vermiculite. i added the same amount of water as per pf instructions. the result is more water around the cakes, not fully taken in. will this present a serious problem or slow the growth of my cakes?


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Re: vermiculite too wet [Re: isthisreallyme]
    #1657274 - 06/23/03 11:50 PM (17 years, 8 months ago)

this isnt really an answer to your question, just thought i'd mention, excess water generally is avoided because it is contam friendly. you might not have anything to worry about though, wait for one of our neighborhood shroomery genii to actually help.

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Re: vermiculite too wet [Re: isthisreallyme]
    #1657401 - 06/24/03 12:56 AM (17 years, 8 months ago)

Often during colonization, substrate will begin to "sweat" and form water between the glass and substrate. This is normal and nothing to worry about. If while mixing, too much water was added, it can form problems, depending on how much over you went. Obviously, the less the better, but it can be helped by making sure the holes are left open (with protective layer, i.e. dry perlite/vermiculite, tyvek, or whatever you want to use). This gas exchange will allow some moisture to escape.


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