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OfflineTripYourFace
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Vermiculite vs Perlite
    #3287897 - 10/28/04 03:35 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

My local stores are not selling vermiculite because it is already freezing cold here and they stupidly assume you will not need it. I can get perlite instead, but I was wondering if this would be comparable or nowhere near as good as the vermiculite.

If I need vermiculite, where can I get it cheaply online?


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Re: Vermiculite vs Perlite [Re: TripYourFace]
    #3287909 - 10/28/04 03:44 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

No, you can't use perlite in place of it. This was recently asked.. might want to try searching for it.


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Re: Vermiculite vs Perlite [Re: Koala Koolio]
    #3287973 - 10/28/04 04:10 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Really? Theres some a little south of you in a garden store in Walpole. On Rte 1. Its the horticultural grade but..

Yeah I wouldnt use perilite in place. It would work poorly. Venders might carry it. Or search for garden stores.


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Re: Vermiculite vs Perlite [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3287983 - 10/28/04 04:16 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

What about crushed wood chips? They hold some nutritive nessecities as the verm right? It probably should work, I dont see why not.

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Re: Vermiculite vs Perlite [Re: Leukoism]
    #3287991 - 10/28/04 04:20 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Nutritious verm? I don't think so. Wood is nutrious. Verm isn't.


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Anyone looking to start bulk tubs/mono tubs/shotgun hybrids? Good tubs to use..
How I do grain (old still good tips)
Turn your closet into a fruiting chamber
Casing layer colonization and overlay


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Re: Vermiculite vs Perlite [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3288012 - 10/28/04 04:39 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

True, but would it work?


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Re: Vermiculite vs Perlite [Re: Leukoism]
    #3288031 - 10/28/04 04:54 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

no where near as good as verm .. but it "could" work


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Re: Vermiculite vs Perlite [Re: george castanza]
    #3288050 - 10/28/04 05:06 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

It COULD sure but so COULD my own feces.

Casings layers should be non nutrious so if your using it for a verm replacment in that, you would quite likly get contams every time. It might work in the PF tek but your replacing the wrong thing. In The PF Tek, BRF is the food, verm is to hold water. Wood doesn't hold water as well as verm and its food so you have two foods and nothing to hold extra water. Wood is kindof absorbant though so it MAY work. Doesn't mean it would stay together well and cubies don't really like it..cubie myc grows on it I hear.

Working, and working to the point that its worth it are two differnt things. Sure you could get some mushrooms off of it but youd need half a dozen cakes to get a big enough flush for you alone to trip probably, so in that respect, I'd say even though it might fruit..it wouldn't work.

Of course I've never done it so I could be wrong but from everything I understand about myc, it tells me no.


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Growing with bags, start to finish (including my new grain and substrate prep)
Anyone looking to start bulk tubs/mono tubs/shotgun hybrids? Good tubs to use..
How I do grain (old still good tips)
Turn your closet into a fruiting chamber
Casing layer colonization and overlay


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Re: Vermiculite vs Perlite [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3288056 - 10/28/04 05:11 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

yes, why waste you time with anything other than "optimal"
$.02
understand this was no sugestion that he should try it... the q was "would" answer is probably could be made to work ...but why?


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Re: Vermiculite vs Perlite [Re: george castanza]
    #3288061 - 10/28/04 05:15 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I know you werent suggesting he try it..I'm just further explaining the blah effects of it..perilite would almost certainly work better then wood at least. Still verm is the best and if he's in boston its about 30-45 minutes from his house where I get mine too...


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"life is like a drop of rain getting closer and closer to falling into a lake, and then when you hit the lake there is no more rain drop, only the lake."

Growing with bags, start to finish (including my new grain and substrate prep)
Anyone looking to start bulk tubs/mono tubs/shotgun hybrids? Good tubs to use..
How I do grain (old still good tips)
Turn your closet into a fruiting chamber
Casing layer colonization and overlay


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Re: Vermiculite vs Perlite [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3288063 - 10/28/04 05:16 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

yes it is defantly worth it to get verm :thumbup:


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