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can I replace vericulite with peat moss in the pf tek?
    #2355744 - 02/19/04 06:35 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

at the local wally world they have banned sale of vermiculite, because it is found to be cancerous. what else can I use in my jars?


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Re: can I replace vericulite with peat moss in the pf tek? [Re: sc4recr0w]
    #2355798 - 02/19/04 06:46 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Wally World, like National Lampoons Vacation, isnt that a them park?



seriously, no peat will not work, it will not hold water the right way. there must be another store you can go to.


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Re: can I replace vericulite with peat moss in the pf tek? [Re: sc4recr0w]
    #2355988 - 02/19/04 07:31 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

use verm, find it at garden shops. or use WBS if you have a pc...


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Re: can I replace vericulite with peat moss in the pf tek? [Re: sc4recr0w]
    #2356227 - 02/19/04 08:21 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

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sc4recr0w said:
at the local wally world they have banned sale of vermiculite, because it is found to be cancerous. what else can I use in my jars?




An alternative (in my fun so far) is growool. It's 100% inert and pH neutral.



It's a glass fiber material. Same as insulation, but pH neutral and horticultural grade i.e. contains no fire retardants like monoammonium phosphate.



Holds 1/3 more water than vermiculite. So ratio is 1&1/3 water, 1 BRF, 2 growool. Pressure cook time is the same, 45 minutes at 15psi.



Colonises much the same as standard PF vermiculite cakes. Just pack it loose, as you do with regular PF vermiculite cakes -- a high air filled porosity profile is a must in any cake.



Contam barrier can be growool too. 100% vermiculite free cakes. Can be dunked after birthing like a regular cake. They weigh noticeably more.



Yet to fruit. Still in process. But these two have been dunk 'n rolled, albeit in growool rather than verm -- curiosity only.



My view is case the growool cakes in coir then it's 100% free of vermiculite and safe from possible glass fibers in the resulting mushrooms. Temps way too high here (hot summer) to get any reasonable expression. Winter will be more forgiving.



But I don't see a lack of vermiculite dooming one in cake making. Just coir case 'em. :smile:


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Re: can I replace vericulite with peat moss in the pf tek? [Re: Starter]
    #2356258 - 02/19/04 08:27 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Man Skip luvs it when a bunch of renagades keep developing better grow systems.......
....... This rez thing is starting to really take roots in all teks..................

Down with VERM DOWN with verm!!
sorry just got carried away.......


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Re: can I replace vericulite with peat moss in the pf tek? [Re: NewSpore]
    #2356301 - 02/19/04 08:37 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

sweet dude... I gotta find some of that...


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Re: can I replace vericulite with peat moss in the pf tek? [Re: BLuEFroG]
    #2356342 - 02/19/04 08:46 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

starter rules :thumbup:


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