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Offlinemycogrower
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A vermiculite substitute?
    #2805431 - 06/18/04 02:18 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I'm just about to start my first mushroom grow and while gathering supplies I noticed that I can't find vermiculite or perlite. I have the solution for perlite, im using clay pellets. But I still can't find a substitute for vermiculite, Is there one? Or should I go low and pick the stuff out of bagged potting soil :smile:. Any help would be great!


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Invisiblemolekyle
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Re: A vermiculite substitute? [Re: mycogrower]
    #2805445 - 06/18/04 02:21 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

yes there is alot of things you can use, rye berries, bird seeds, millet and lots more, checkout the teks in the faq


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Re: A vermiculite substitute? [Re: molekyle]
    #2805541 - 06/18/04 02:39 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Thanks, I looked through the guides, they mentioned popcorn, some types of birdseed etc.

Will safflower seed work (that is what happens to be around the house)


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Re: A vermiculite substitute? [Re: mycogrower]
    #2806035 - 06/18/04 04:29 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

if you live in the states you can get perlite at Walmart, and verm at Lowe's. Hope this helps...


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Re: A vermiculite substitute? [Re: mycogrower]
    #2806674 - 06/18/04 07:36 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I believe that safflower is too high in oil content to make a good substrate, but don't take my word on it.


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