Home | Community | Message Board

Vesp.co, Inc.
Please support our sponsors.

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Amazon Shop: Perlite

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Registered: 12/31/03
Posts: 43
Loc: OZ
Last seen: 10 years, 8 months
Sterilizing perlite/geolite(hydroton)?
    #2226196 - 01/07/04 04:37 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Should one sterilize the perlite/geolite(hydroton)before putting it into the fruiting chamber, or does the 1:9 peroxide/water do the trick?
- CH -

Please visit Clusterbusters.com and Clusterheadaches.com

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
bunbun has a gungun
Male User Gallery

Registered: 05/09/03
Posts: 7,532
Loc: Brick City
Re: Sterilizing perlite/geolite(hydroton)? [Re: ClusterHead]
    #2226275 - 01/07/04 04:59 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

It's up to you. Perlite should be pretty sterile when you open the bag, anyway.

The peroxide would be more for the standing water than anything else.


Any research paper or book for free
(Avatar is Maxxy, a character by Mizzyam, RIP)

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Truffle Shuffle

Registered: 10/18/02
Posts: 242
Loc: The Hamburger Train
Re: Sterilizing perlite/geolite(hydroton)? [Re: ClusterHead]
    #2226365 - 01/07/04 05:44 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

I would sterilize perlite just cause ive had bad luck with it, if youre using geolite just stick it in a big pot and boil it, drain some the excess water without removing the lid then dump it in the chamber to after its cooled for a little while. Ive heard it said that you dont need to sterilize geolite for the first use, but I do anyways cause the bags usually have a bunch of holes in em (at least mine did).

"To know life you must fuck it in the liver." -Dr. Frankenstein, Andy Warhols Frankenstein

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflinefIsh in my head

Registered: 01/25/03
Posts: 1,150
Loc: 4500 ASL
Last seen: 5 months, 1 day
Re: Sterilizing perlite/geolite(hydroton)? [Re: ClusterHead]
    #2226395 - 01/07/04 05:56 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

You guys are a bunch of hypocondriacs :wink:

Never took care of sterilizing perlite or geolite.  A bit of peroxide in the water helps but it will break down a couple days later and become ineffective.

My geolite is standing in the pod since the beginning (around 5 months) without washing or cleaning it.  Doesn't seem to cause any  problem.

I would only wash the stones if I get a massive mold plague in the terrarium.  Now cleaning everything becomes logic. Otherwise, it's clean enough to me.

Perlite is another thing tho.. After a month or two, it gets messy.  Always a good idea to change it or cook it for a couple hours at 300F .

hope it helps.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Amazon Shop: Perlite

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Geolite (Hydroton) sterilization shakta 1,047 4 06/27/03 01:24 AM
by fungalrfarmer
* sterilizing perlite vrmeculite joyride 1,010 3 11/14/01 12:32 PM
by MuShi_KiNg
* sterilizing perlite ajg2425 1,273 8 02/09/08 05:56 PM
by 83mustangdrew
* Sterilizing perlite with H202 parsonsproject 1,226 3 12/20/01 02:03 AM
by parsonsproject
* sterilizing perlite joyride 567 2 12/19/01 07:41 PM
by Jammer
* Sterilize Perlite? UBono2 548 2 10/08/01 09:30 AM
* Post deleted by Moe Howard therewatchingme 416 3 08/21/02 12:07 PM
by cantankerous
* Sterilize Perlite MushyMan 431 4 03/09/03 08:28 PM
by djd586

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Roadkill, Magash, Shroomism, george castanza, RogerRabbit, Citric, total, FooMan, 13shrooms, stonesun, cronicr, PussyFart, Tmethyl, Pastywhyte, bodhisatta
1,882 topic views. 17 members, 70 guests and 5 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Shroom Supply
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2018 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.023 seconds spending 0.004 seconds on 16 queries.