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verm/perlite
    #3217346 - 10/05/04 09:36 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

in PF style could i use perlite as the top dry layer insted of verm ??? verm is very hard to come by for me so i try to conserve where ever possible

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Re: verm/perlite [Re: mrjim202000]
    #3217353 - 10/05/04 09:40 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I can't get any of the two, are there other alternatives?


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Re: verm/perlite [Re: mrjim202000]
    #3217354 - 10/05/04 09:40 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Verm.

Verm is used to hold in moisture in a time release, to give it to the cake when it needs it.


Perlite is used for to airiate things, and give a wicking action.

Two totally different uses.


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Re: verm/perlite [Re: Citric]
    #3217364 - 10/05/04 09:47 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

But thats not what hes asking here citric.
Mrjim, In my opinion it wouldn't hurt your cakes to put it on as the protective layer.


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Re: verm/perlite [Re: hawksapprentice]
    #3217370 - 10/05/04 09:49 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Sorry its early, just woke up. I thought he was talking about double end casing.

However, I still dont think it would work! =)


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Re: verm/perlite [Re: mrjim202000]
    #3217390 - 10/05/04 10:05 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

that may dry out the top of your cakes.


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Re: verm/perlite [Re: curious4]
    #3217412 - 10/05/04 10:19 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

How so? If the pearlite soaks up some water it would still stay close to the cake it self. I think that if you just put a real thin layer on top you'll do just fine. Like curious said it may dry out a little bit of the top o the cake. But i think you would have success in using it.


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Re: verm/perlite [Re: mrjim202000]
    #3217454 - 10/05/04 10:38 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

why not pack polyfil on the top?


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Re: verm/perlite [Re: mrjim202000]
    #3217476 - 10/05/04 10:50 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I would have to agree with hawksapprentice, it's just your contam barrier, and it's not going to suck the water out of your cake.


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Re: verm/perlite [Re: mrjim202000]
    #3217548 - 10/05/04 11:18 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

also take into mind that vermiculite holds more water than perlite does. perlite makes drainage in soil easier, and the reason we use it in the bottom of a terrarium is due to it's pourous surface, which allows water to evaporate off of the perlite faster.

i don't think the perlite will suck/wick water from the substrate, but it will dry out faster itself. perlite usually comes in smaller pieces for the same "grade" of material, so as a contaminant barrier, it would work better since the smaller pieces will fit closer together, at least IMO.


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Re: verm/perlite [Re: mrjim202000]
    #3221805 - 10/06/04 09:07 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

thanks for the input

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