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Offline4hodmt
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perlite substitution for vermiculite in PF tek
    #2894181 - 07/15/04 07:18 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I tried getting vermiculite earlier today at the Home Depot. The worker in the nursery said that they did not carry vermiculite because it was toxic. i was wondering if i could use perlite in place instead, perhaps with some coco coir to make room for air, would this be possible? i have brown rice flour already. this is my first grow. i am using 10 pint jars. my strain is cambodian. i am going to try to find vermiculite somewhere tomorrow. What would be some dangers of using perlite be in relation to the health of my soon-to-be cakes?


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Re: perlite substitution for vermiculite in PF tek [Re: 4hodmt]
    #2894220 - 07/15/04 07:27 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

this question is asked 50000000x a week
do not use perilite in place of verm
go to a gardening store/nursery
and you will be able to find verm


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Re: perlite substitution for vermiculite in PF tek [Re: muse_sick]
    #2894270 - 07/15/04 07:39 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

go to Lowe's to get Verm. they are 1000X better than Home Depot in every way. also you could try head shops such as The Gas Pipe or whatever. anywhere that selling pipes, bongs and growing supplies =P


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Re: perlite substitution for vermiculite in PF tek [Re: PaintedDeath]
    #2894515 - 07/15/04 08:44 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

^^^

Thanks a million.

sorry i didnt search, i was ona f riends comp and didnt wanna take the time.

ill hit up some nurseries tomorrow, and if i cant find it there, ill go to lowes. maybe ill even call ahead and see if they hav it.

thanks again


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Re: perlite substitution for vermiculite in PF tek [Re: 4hodmt]
    #2894850 - 07/15/04 10:49 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Dem boiz don't no shite. The guy at HD told me the same thing. So I went to get me sum perlite and found the damn verm in the same fkn place. If you look in the same section where they sell the perlite, most probably you'll find the verm.


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Re: perlite substitution for vermiculite in PF tek [Re: muse_sick]
    #10835052 - 08/10/09 08:37 PM (7 years, 3 months ago)

i have read 5k worth of posts about use'n perilite instead of verm and everyone say read the threads but i still havent been able to find an answer i feel like im ice skating uphill here lol cuz i had a kit given to me and there is ver and perilite and i did not know what he used the perilite for so either that or he couldnt find any verm when he went to stock up. but 2 dayz after innoc. this is soo exciting!!!! 2nd attempt


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Re: perlite substitution for vermiculite in PF tek [Re: deemsterlyurz]
    #10835085 - 08/10/09 08:43 PM (7 years, 3 months ago)

You want to use verm because it holds much more moisture than perlite does.

Next time someone tells you its toxic, tell them to do some research and they will find that it was 1 verm mine that contained asbestos which was shut down a degade ago.

1 mine doesnt make all verm toxic.

Verm is a natural mineral. Its pretty harmless.


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Re: perlite substitution for vermiculite in PF tek [Re: deemsterlyurz]
    #10835144 - 08/10/09 08:55 PM (7 years, 3 months ago)

perlite is used to maintain the humidity in a shotgun style terrarium (the place you fruit your fully colonized cakes). search shotgun terrariums and you should find plenty of info.


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