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Offlineotis5
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question...perlite or no...
    #1842469 - 08/23/03 12:43 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

a buddy suggested that i dont really have to use perlite in my terrarium, i only need to set them on the bottom and keep the sides misted, any one think this is a good or bad idea. i don't see why it wouldn't work i just want some input from my fellow collegues.:rasta: 


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Re: question...perlite or no... [Re: otis5]
    #1842475 - 08/23/03 12:46 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

id use something for humidity.. perlite, clay balls something


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    #1842548 - 08/23/03 01:21 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)



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Re: question...perlite or no... [Re: ]
    #1842941 - 08/23/03 10:45 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

def perlite man, it makes evertyhing so much easier.. and after your frist flush, just set em right on the perlite... it def works..


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Re: question...perlite or no... [Re: Only1AK]
    #1842943 - 08/23/03 10:51 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Perlite definitely!!


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Re: question...perlite or no... [Re: wicish1]
    #1842964 - 08/23/03 11:04 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

How is perlite used in conjunction with a casing? Do I put the casing on top of the perlite?


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Re: question...perlite or no... [Re: Rohypnol]
    #1842976 - 08/23/03 11:08 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Put perlite on the bottom of your terrarium. Put the containers with the cased mycelium/substrate on top of the perlite.


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Re: question...perlite or no... [Re: Rohypnol]
    #1843025 - 08/23/03 11:41 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

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Rohypnol said:
How is perlite used in conjunction with a casing? Do I put the casing on top of the perlite?




Yes, but be sure to keep RH high while pinning and lower it after some pins form! To high RH causes me to get aborts and wet caps which isn't good. Try misting the perlite keeping it damp instead of adding a 1/2" of water on the bottom, this might help keep your RH from getting to high for your casing!


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Re: question...perlite or no... [Re: wicish1]
    #1843237 - 08/23/03 01:49 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

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Yes, but be sure to keep RH high while pinning and lower it after some pins form! To high RH causes me to get aborts and wet caps which isn't good. Try misting the perlite keeping it damp instead of adding a 1/2" of water on the bottom, this might help keep your RH from getting to high for your casing!





Yeah, that sounds a great idea. I learnt that perlite with an inch of water will give you near 100% RH for many weeks! In fact, after two months and almost no water left, I still have 97-98% RH. You definately don't need a lot of water on your perlite to get the RH high.

A better option would be a vent hole on the lid covered with a piece of something that you can slide to adjust of size of the hole. I believe you could more easily control the RH level in your terrarium this way but i'm also concerned about unwanted contaminant slipping in when fruiting casings.

I guess cakes are more contam resistant than a not fully colonized casing layer.

I hope someone can give me inputs on this.


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    #1843239 - 08/23/03 01:49 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

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Re: question...perlite or no... [Re: fIsh in my head]
    #1843299 - 08/23/03 02:12 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I have that exact same setup and my tank is bone dry for some reason  :nonono:.   


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Re: question...perlite or no... [Re: Flux]
    #1843904 - 08/23/03 07:54 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

how much perlite should be put in the bottom of a 14"x 8"x 23" sterilite tub? then in conjunction, how much water? sorry i know this has been discussed way in the past and i should look in the archives but hey , i like fresh input! :rasta: 



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