Home | Community | Message Board


Zamnesia.com
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 for: ½ Pint Jars, Coir, HPS, Peat, Perlite, Ultrasonic Humidifier, Vermiculite

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Invisiblejavacap
hazelnut

Registered: 02/11/04
Posts: 32
what's the difference between vermiculite and perlite?
    #2348172 - 02/18/04 01:18 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

it turns out I have some leftover "ready gro hydro organic" soilless media that's mostly perlite with a little coir and "beneficial microbes." it's designed for plants but I was thinking of nuking it and casing with it. how would perlite casings differ from vermiculite?


--------------------
Magic Theater Not For Everyone
-Steppenwolf


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblenoresolution
passer-through
Registered: 11/06/03
Posts: 72
Re: what's the difference between vermiculite and perlite? [Re: javacap]
    #2348179 - 02/18/04 01:20 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

don't quote me on this but i don't think you're supposed to case with perlite


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Anonymous

Re: what's the difference between vermiculite and perlite? [Re: javacap]
    #2348199 - 02/18/04 01:27 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

no do not case with perlite


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineGr0wer
always improving
Male

Registered: 09/16/03
Posts: 5,844
Loc: El Paso, TX Flag
Last seen: 2 days, 20 minutes
Trusted Cultivator
Re: what's the difference between vermiculite and perlite? [Re: javacap]
    #2348287 - 02/18/04 02:02 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

What i would do is mix in some worm casing, two cup of bone and blood meal per 5 gal, a cup of epsom salt per 5 gal get some hps and some beans and grow some weed. That stuff is no good for shrooms.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleFety
Stranger

Registered: 01/31/04
Posts: 18
Re: what's the difference between vermiculite and perlite? [Re: Gr0wer]
    #2348378 - 02/18/04 02:47 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

excuse me but doesn't salt destroy mycelium?

thought I remember reading that somewhere... :shiftyeyes:


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblejavacap
hazelnut

Registered: 02/11/04
Posts: 32
Re: what's the difference between vermiculite and perlite? [Re: Fety]
    #2348584 - 02/18/04 04:08 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

thanks all but I'd still like to know how perlite and vermiculite are different.

that ready gro stuff has worm castings in it too.


--------------------
Magic Theater Not For Everyone
-Steppenwolf


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineAnnoA
Experimenter
 User Gallery

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 06/18/99
Posts: 24,122
Loc: my room
Last seen: 3 days, 19 hours
Re: what's the difference between vermiculite and perlite? [Re: javacap]
    #2348633 - 02/18/04 04:36 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

"What is perlite and how does it work?

Perlite is made of small pieces of extremely porous volcanic rock. If you look at is closely (microscopically) you'll see that it looks like swiss cheese with (relatively) huge holes. When water is added, it is wicked into these pores of the perlite. This porous structure then serves to slowly evaporate the water back into the air. The huge surface area in the micropores of the perlite helps the water evaporate forming a vapor of tiny droplets which tend to stay well in the air, as opposed to the bubbler and humidifier methods which have large droplets which tend to condense. This evaporation process takes a while, which is perfect for our purposes, since we want to prolong the evaporating process as long as possible. "




Vermiculite
Vermiculite is made from a naturally occurring mineral - mica.
Crushed mica containing water is heated and expands to a volume several times greater than that of the untreated mica.
Vermiculite is able to hold several times its own weight in water and it gives the substrate an airy structure.
Vermiculite is available in several grades, the middle and the middle-fine grade are most suitable for cultivation purposes



Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Anonymous

Re: what's the difference between vermiculite and perlite? [Re: javacap]
    #2351181 - 02/18/04 06:06 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

yes you can use either vermiculite or perlite or a combination of them with peat moss or coir as a casing mixture.

Vermiculite holds more water and has a high CEC( it holds and releases nutrient ions).
Perlite holds very little water, but offers good pore space to a otherwise compacted casing soil.

I have used both peat:perlite, and peat:vermiculite. both work very good. After all, it is the peat that is holding alot of water as well.

Both work so use what you have available.

As a Substrate admixture(PF TEK) vermiculite is what you want. But perlite loosens up dense substrates very well. I use it in manure jars for Copelandias.


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

Amazon Shop for: ½ Pint Jars, Coir, HPS, Peat, Perlite, Ultrasonic Humidifier, Vermiculite

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Does Vermiculite = Perlite ? wild9 798 3 09/04/03 07:31 AM
by koraks
* vermiculite/perlite or expanded clay? LilMerlin 1,103 1 03/19/02 11:20 AM
by Firestarter
* can i sterilize vermiculite/perlite in the microwave? zorak 3,210 12 12/18/04 10:40 AM
by zorak
* The Difference Between Vermiculite & Perlite w/pics
( 1 2 all )
RogerRabbitM 13,956 28 04/17/09 08:34 AM
by Duggstar
* Vermiculite/Perlite ??? homebrew 921 2 06/14/01 03:03 AM
by pyromaniac
* zeolite vs vermiculite / perlite SecretSquirrel 6,471 8 07/20/04 03:31 AM
by Starter
* Question about Vermiculite/Perlite BLuEFroG 639 6 02/19/04 06:43 PM
by
* Vermiculite/Perlite internal hydrating column Ducky 508 2 05/10/06 09:03 AM
by RogerRabbit

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Magash, Shroomism, george castanza, Prisoner#1, RogerRabbit, Citric, total, FooMan, 13shrooms, stonesun, EvilMushroom666, cronicr, PussyFart, Tmethyl
5,439 topic views. 13 members, 77 guests and 38 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Mycohaus
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2017 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.027 seconds spending 0.002 seconds on 15 queries.