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OfflineShroomie_Scooby
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Help!!! Vermiculite alternatives?
    #2008157 - 10/14/03 01:23 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Hey,

I just finished building and cleaning my incubator/fruiting chamber, and was ready to start mixing the PF Cake Recipe. Went to a garden center, asked for vermiculite, it's no longer commercially available they say. What can I use as an alternative, if anything? If yo can respond quick it'll help, if I don't innoculate today, I won't be able to for two weeks. Thanks in advance, I hope.


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Re: Help!!! Vermiculite alternatives? [Re: Shroomie_Scooby]
    #2008228 - 10/14/03 02:17 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Check hardware stores. Home depo still has the big huge ass bags for 11 bucks here.


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Re: Help!!! Vermiculite alternatives? [Re: Shroomie_Scooby]
    #2008339 - 10/14/03 03:06 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

I asked something similar 2 days ago and nobody could help me neither. All I can tell you is that I?m going to try with the stuff that is used to manufacture sponges, cut in very tiny pieces.


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Re: Help!!! Vermiculite alternatives? [Re: Semilanceata]
    #2008565 - 10/14/03 04:47 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

I was actually thinking about using shredded, sterilized sponge. But I think the amount of water held per cubic centimeter of sponge is far less than the amount that vermiculite holds. I suppose it can't hurt to try, though, considering that there are apparently no other alternatives...

Why is vermiculite so hard to get all of a sudden? I did some research and came up with a few references to asbestos, and that's it. This is something the DEA would do though, so IDK....

Thanks for the replies, btw


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