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Just some questions about using Perlite for humidity
    #2612144 - 04/28/04 05:39 PM (14 years, 6 hours ago)

What level of humidity can I expect to see from about 1/2? of Perlite in the bottom of my growing chamber (10-gallon glass aquarium)?

How wet should I make it when I first put it into the chamber? Is there a certain amount of water I should add?

Shouldn?t the Perlite be sterilized since it is coming in direct contact with the fragile cakes? If so, how would I go about doing this?

And finally, could I use a clear plastic bin (with lid) as an additional growing chamber? Would the lid be tight enough to keep the humidity contained? Or would using Glad Wrap as a lid be more sufficient?


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Re: Just some questions about using Perlite for humidity [Re: ShroomNoob03]
    #2612344 - 04/28/04 06:31 PM (14 years, 5 hours ago)

Perlite humidification is supposedly good for 99% humidity (that's with 1 full inch of depth, though). It should be fully moistened when put in, and then 1/4 to 1/2" of water. Since you plan on using a clear container, this should be easy to do. You don't want to fill it all the way with water, because the perlite needs air space to wick the water up into. The plastic bin should be fine, most people use plastic anyways. Check out Humidification Techniques.

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