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OfflineBLuEFroG
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Question about Vermiculite/Perlite
    #2355520 - 02/19/04 05:48 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Is there any difference between using Vermiculite and Perlite for the substrate? does it matter? I know I can get pearlite, but I cant seem to find Vermiculite.


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Re: Question about Vermiculite/Perlite [Re: BLuEFroG]
    #2355535 - 02/19/04 05:50 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

They are not interchangeable for a BRF substrate...perlite wicks moisture,. vermiculite stores moisture within itself...vermiculite is out there in stores, online, and I believe our sponsors carry it...


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Re: Question about Vermiculite/Perlite [Re: Theo Nanacatl]
    #2355570 - 02/19/04 05:57 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Vermiculite is like a sponge, perlite is like pourous gravel.


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Re: Question about Vermiculite/Perlite [Re: BLuEFroG]
    #2355589 - 02/19/04 06:02 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

someone just posted they had found it in an arts and crafts store around potpourri. do you have an ace hardware store? unlike the big guys(crap depot,lowes) they seam to always have it in stock. coco coir is intergangable with verm in casings and it has been said that it is availbe as pet bedding in some pet stores.


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Re: Question about Vermiculite/Perlite [Re: Zapotecorum]
    #2355596 - 02/19/04 06:04 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

I didn't find Vermiculite until I was in Maryland for a funeral and bumped into it at a Safeway. It's possible to get 40lb bags though for around $11 at some independent hardware stores/nurseries.


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Re: Question about Vermiculite/Perlite [Re: BLuEFroG]
    #2355625 - 02/19/04 06:11 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

bought a 8 quart bag at lowes today for 2.81  :thumbup:


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Re: Question about Vermiculite/Perlite [Re: tat2edboy]
    #2355778 - 02/19/04 06:43 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

thanks for the info


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