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when using perlite for humidity do you need to sterilize
    #1926010 - 09/17/03 07:13 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

im planning on using a rubber maid container and putting a perlite in the bottom then birthing cakes on top of that do i need to sterilize the perlite?is this just as good as using the dual chambered terrarium!

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Re: when using perlite for humidity do you need to sterilize [Re: IMTRIPPINOUT]
    #1926029 - 09/17/03 07:17 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Sterilizing the perlite is not necessary. I Recommend wetting the perlite, adding it, then adding some h2o2 to kill any spores that might be lurking.  The last question is very subjective :smile: It'll keep your humidity up, monitor that and keep your air exchange up and you'll be fine.

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Re: when using perlite for humidity do you need to sterilize [Re: lysergic]
    #1926296 - 09/17/03 08:56 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

I like the advice of using iodine with perlite rather than H2O2:

From http://www.nansnook.com/archives/2732.html

Sanitizing Perlite: It is reported that Perlite may be reused by washing in tap water, draining, rinsing with a solution of 9 parts clean water and one part bottled Hydrogen Peroxide, H2O2... What's up with that ? H202 is a very weak sanitizer.? Perilite may also be boiled or baked after rinsing. Recently I have taken to soaking used Perlite in iodized water: About 10 drops of Tincture of Iodine in a gallon of water, soak Perlite 20 minutes, drain, and re-use. I do not allow my cakes or casings to contact the Perlite directly. This Sanitizer is much more effective against Trich Spores than H2O2, and does not produce fumes like bleach.

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Re: when using perlite for humidity do you need to sterilize [Re: IMTRIPPINOUT]
    #1926357 - 09/17/03 09:18 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Only if reusing , or if bag has been left open .
When companies make perilite they heat to over 800*F , so it should be sterile out of the bag .
Adding some peroxide to the distilled water will aid in keeping nasty invaders from growing in the bowl . A 20:1 ratio is fine (20 parts water to 1 part h202 )

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