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perlite re-use
    #2025106 - 10/20/03 12:28 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Been using the same perlite for probably 6 months or so. In between cakes it is not changed. Just H202 added every now and again. IS this okay or should it be taken out and baked to dry every so often?

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Re: perlite re-use [Re: thisone]
    #2025295 - 10/20/03 01:26 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

perlite is cheap enough to throw it out and get a new bag. i've had mold on my perlite before so i feel its worth it to your shrooms to change it every so often.

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Re: perlite re-use [Re: thisone]
    #2025327 - 10/20/03 01:35 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

It's good to change it.

1. Sand or volcanic glass which has been expanded by heat; perlite holds water and nutrients on its many irregular surfaces.

2. Mineral soil amendment.

One of several brand names/varieties of clay aggregate medium (also known as LECA for light expanded clay aggregate). It is a lightweight, porous substrate with excellent aeration. Because it does not really wick water effectively, Geolite and other LECA mediums are favorites in ebb-and-flow and drip hydroponic systems.

Mica which has been processed and expanded by heat. Vermiculite has excellent water-retention qualities and is a good soil amendment

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Re: perlite re-use [Re: Magash]
    #2031235 - 10/22/03 02:29 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

If you're using H2O2, it should be good for a long time. My friend has only gotten up to 11 months with the same perlite, then it was changed, all those spores made it quite colorful. That was the only reason for changing it though.


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