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Offlinewild9
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Does Vermiculite = Perlite ?
    #1880377 - 09/04/03 07:04 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Im just wondering if perlite is a good substitute for vermiculite? i already found some horticulture vermiculite but i saw some perlite and they both look pretty similar. is there a difference in them ??


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Invisiblekoraks
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Re: Does Vermiculite = Perlite ? [Re: wild9]
    #1880388 - 09/04/03 07:15 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

The look similar? Nah, look again, they're defenitely different. Also, perlite is not a good substitute for vermiculite, especially in substrate mixes. I suppose you could use vermiculite instead of perlite for terrarium humidification, but especially for first time growers I strongly recommend to follow the TEKs to the letter. Use verm when it says verm, and perlite when it says perlite, that's my advice.


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Re: Does Vermiculite = Perlite ? [Re: koraks]
    #1880405 - 09/04/03 07:29 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Cool, thanks for the help.


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Re: Does Vermiculite = Perlite ? [Re: wild9]
    #1880408 - 09/04/03 07:31 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Always welcome :smile: . Good luck with your projects!


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