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OfflineDrBhang
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bottom layer - perlite vs vermiculite * 1
    #3278431 - 10/26/04 08:10 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I am about to make a casing now and I cant decide if I am going to use a bottom layer of verm or perlitte. Im thinking perlite sounds more tempting but what will happend to this layer when I want to dunk the casing after first flush?


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Re: bottom layer - perlite vs vermiculite [Re: DrBhang]
    #3278440 - 10/26/04 08:20 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I'll be doing this experiment very shortly. In the mean time, I suggest casing mix, verm or nothing. Perlite is definitely a big question mark at the moment.

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Re: bottom layer - perlite vs vermiculite [Re: DrBhang]
    #3278444 - 10/26/04 08:25 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Dont use a bottom layer is my suggestion.
good luck.


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Re: bottom layer - perlite vs vermiculite [Re: SubGen1us]
    #3278449 - 10/26/04 08:30 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

i've seen (from a friends grow) perlite as a bottom casing layer with GREAT success!


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Re: bottom layer - perlite vs vermiculite [Re: Hamurabi]
    #3279447 - 10/26/04 02:45 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Interesting topic! I read a post about a week ago where the poster was unable to find vermiculite for BRF jars. Instead, he used perlite! His jars were colonizing, so I'm betting that perlite would work as a substrate below the mycelium.


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Re: bottom layer - perlite vs vermiculite [Re: wyoshroomr]
    #3279459 - 10/26/04 02:47 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

They were colonizing, but i don't think they fruited.


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