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OfflineHrethic
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    #2528430 - 04/05/04 06:24 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

How moist should the perlite in my grow chamber be? I have 5 1/2 pint cakes all in a row in a big rubbermaid with perlite around all the edges except one. I've sprayed it with a hefty portion of water, but still feels dry to the touch. Is this normal? Or should it be as wet as the verm was when preparing the substrate. :mushroom2:


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Re: Perlite [Re: Hrethic]
    #2528442 - 04/05/04 06:28 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

good question. let's hope the answer is a qualitative one.


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Re: Perlite [Re: toad857]
    #2528495 - 04/05/04 06:46 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Indeed! I know i'm a newbie, and i'm not trying to ask stupid questions, but i simply want to have a good flush, because these things mean something to me. If you are alluding to me not saying how much i used when wetting the verm, the answer would be that i don't know. I used the simple minds tek, which directs you wet until it won't hold anymore. I can't imagine that the stuff should be moist like the verm was, but maybe a little bit? I have no idea, guess that's why  i'm here. Thanks guys :mushroom2:


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Re: Perlite [Re: Hrethic]
    #2528610 - 04/05/04 07:30 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

I like to place all my perlite into a pillow case and dunk the case for a few minutes to ensure every think is wet, drain for about 10 minutes and add to the terrarium... you want it wet but not swimming...


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Re: Perlite [Re: Prisoner#1]
    #2528614 - 04/05/04 07:32 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Very very cool. Thank you Prisoner. :mushroom2:


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Re: Perlite [Re: Hrethic]
    #2528725 - 04/05/04 08:02 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Yes thats what I do too, wet and drain...


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Re: Perlite [Re: Hrethic]
    #2528731 - 04/05/04 08:03 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

afoaf makes it swampy almost in the bottom of the chamber then adds a little more to even it up...


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Re: Perlite [Re: dobinky]
    #2528970 - 04/05/04 08:58 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Kick ass, thanks guys. I just wet it down some more, so that it's a bit sticky (not sticky, but wet sticky, i'm sure you know what i mean) and then sprayed the sides again. My shrooms are looking so nice! I hope they don't abort! :mushroom2:


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Re: Perlite [Re: dobinky]
    #2530640 - 04/06/04 07:53 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

You don't want a swamp. The perlite can only humidify if it's exposed to the air in your fruiting chamber. The more of the perlite surface area is exposed to air, the more humidity it can give up to the air. If it's partially submerged in your swamp, then all the surface area that's under the surface of the water becomes useless.

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