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Perfectly Moistened Perlite
    #2369018 - 02/22/04 08:18 PM (13 years, 9 days ago)

To perfectly saturate your perlite prior to putting it into your fruiting chamber, do the following:

1. Dump the amount of perlite you'll be using into a bucket or other large container.

2. Fill with water and a capfull of hydrogen peroxide per liter of water into the bucket until the perlite is completely submerged. The hydrogen peroxide helps keep potential contamination in check.

3. Dump the bucket into a strainer and let the perlite drip out for about 30 seconds.

4. Dump the perlite into the bottom of your fruiting chamber, spread out evenly, and you're ready to go.

This should keep the humidity in your fruiting chamber at ~100% so there will be minimal evaporation from your perlite and there shouldn't be any need to add much, if any, additional water during the rest of the harvest. Make sure you fan and mist frequently every day. Lack of fanning, and to a lesser extent lack of misting, are two of the most common reasons newbes fail.

After you've harvested the last flush, recycle the perlite and start again!


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Re: Perfectly Moistened Perlite [Re: Diploid]
    #2369407 - 02/22/04 09:38 PM (13 years, 8 days ago)

haha diploid, thanks.

did it yesterday, had no idea how much h2o2 to use. lets just say i put in about 10 times more than you suggested haha.

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Re: Perfectly Moistened Perlite [Re: Taffy]
    #4167186 - 05/12/05 06:02 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Hey Diploid,

How do you know whether or not the perlite needs more water following your method?

Thanks!


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Re: Perfectly Moistened Perlite [Re: spank0r]
    #4167250 - 05/12/05 06:13 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

Taffy said:
haha diploid, thanks.

did it yesterday, had no idea how much h2o2 to use. lets just say i put in about 10 times more than you suggested haha.

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More is fine in the perlite. Even straight h202 would be fine, since it doesnt come into direct contact with mycelium. More is more expensive though.

Quote:

sjohnson said:
Hey Diploid,

How do you know whether or not the perlite needs more water following your method?

Thanks!




I'm not Diploid, but more shouldnt need to be added (except some over time as it evaporates). He included all the steps you need to follow.


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