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Offlinegreg509
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Can i use perlite instead of Vermiculite
    #3297613 - 10/30/04 03:51 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I dont have any Vermiculite at my local hardware store just perlite would i be able to use this is my jars then my casing?


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Re: Can i use perlite instead of Vermiculite [Re: greg509]
    #3297693 - 10/30/04 04:15 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Vermiculite is used for its ability to absorb liquid and have a porous texture.

Perlite is used for its very porous texture and inability to absorb liquid.

Assuming your doing pf tek:

You shouldnt mix Perlite with BRF for your spawn media because it wouldnt retain water.

You could use perlite for the 1/2 layer on top of the media in the jar because perlite is porous and would serve the purpose of being a filter.

You shouldnt use perlite for a casing layer because it doesnt retain water (a key element to a casing layer).

You can purchase vermiculite over the Internet or order it from garden stores. Keep looking.


Edited by dmc_ (10/30/04 04:16 PM)


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Re: Can i use perlite instead of Vermiculite [Re: dmc_]
    #3297728 - 10/30/04 04:24 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

what about the fact that perlite upps humidity and what is humidity?I had a quart jar colonize with perlite and brf in it (not all the way cause it was a quart jar and i didnt feel it would finish) if you have no other choice it CAN work but its not recommended dont use jars any larger than 1/2 pint if u do decide to take this path.
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Re: Can i use perlite instead of Vermiculite [Re: insanity_420]
    #3298688 - 10/30/04 09:45 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Humidity is the moisture in the air.


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Re: Can i use perlite instead of Vermiculite [Re: dmc_]
    #3299742 - 10/31/04 01:50 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Perilite puts moisture into the air..it doesn't hold moisture in. They are two different substances with two different uses and really shouldn't be used as substitutes for eachother.


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