Home | Community | Message Board

Reliable Spores
Please support our sponsors.


Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Shop: Unfolding Nature Unfolding Nature: Being in the Implicate Order   Kraken Kratom Red Vein Kratom   Left Coast Kratom Buy Kratom Extract, Kratom Powder For Sale   North Spore Bulk Substrate, North Spore Mushroom Grow Kits & Cultivation Supplies   Bridgetown Botanicals Bridgetown Botanicals, CBD Concentrates   PhytoExtractum Kratom Powder for Sale   Original Sensible Seeds Bulk Cannabis Seeds

Jump to first unread post Pages: 1
Some of these posts are very old and might contain outdated information. You may wish to search for newer posts instead.
OfflineNITRIC
journeyman
Registered: 02/24/01
Posts: 61
Loc: the buckeye
Last seen: 18 years, 7 months
vermiculite (need feedback)
    #338751 - 06/12/01 07:57 AM (21 years, 5 months ago)

Well here where i live there seems to be a vermiculite shortage heres my thought
what does everyone think about industrial packing vermiculite? is it the same shit? where i can order it from it is made by a horticulture company.



Extras: Filter Print Post Top
InvisibleBrownPastures
old hand

Registered: 03/16/01
Posts: 968
Loc: here
Re: vermiculite (need feedback) [Re: NITRIC]
    #338757 - 06/12/01 08:03 AM (21 years, 5 months ago)

do you have a link???

"slutguts" - auto59009
Drool Donkey Island


Extras: Filter Print Post Top
OfflineNITRIC
journeyman
Registered: 02/24/01
Posts: 61
Loc: the buckeye
Last seen: 18 years, 7 months
Re: vermiculite (need feedback) [Re: BrownPastures]
    #338773 - 06/12/01 08:34 AM (21 years, 5 months ago)

http://www.labsafety.com
then go to serch engine and type vermiculite



Extras: Filter Print Post Top
Offlinegreen_guy
Stranger
Registered: 06/12/01
Posts: 18
Last seen: 21 years, 5 months
Re: vermiculite (need feedback) [Re: NITRIC]
    #338861 - 06/12/01 11:05 AM (21 years, 5 months ago)

You must live near me... Haven't seen a stupid bag of vermiculite in months.



Extras: Filter Print Post Top
OfflineMAIA
World-BridgerKartikeya (DftS)
Male User Gallery

Registered: 04/27/01
Posts: 7,359
Loc: Erra - 20 Tauri - M45 Sta...
Last seen: 18 days, 17 hours
Re: vermiculite (need feedback) [Re: NITRIC]
    #338883 - 06/12/01 12:06 PM (21 years, 5 months ago)

Vulcanic rock is a good substitute. I've got some at the pet store near my house, it's used to decorate aquariums. The only draw back is that you have to break it into small pieces, i used a hamer. Hope it helps.

Cheers,
MAIA


== :) Spread the Spores :) ==

== :) Free the Spores :) ==
Support the FSR


--------------------
Spiritual being, living a human experience ... The Shroomery Mandala



Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.
Voltaire


Extras: Filter Print Post Top
Offline*HeGz*
old hand
Registered: 07/08/99
Posts: 512
Last seen: 19 years, 10 months
Re: vermiculite (need feedback) [Re: NITRIC]
    #338959 - 06/12/01 04:00 PM (21 years, 5 months ago)

There is a company in the links section of this page that sells it online.

I've got nicotine stains on my fingers.
I've got a silver spoon on a chain.
I've got a grand piano to prop up my mortal remains

PEACE

HeGz


Extras: Filter Print Post Top
Offlinegreen_guy
Stranger
Registered: 06/12/01
Posts: 18
Last seen: 21 years, 5 months
Re: vermiculite (need feedback) [Re: NITRIC]
    #339024 - 06/12/01 06:45 PM (21 years, 5 months ago)

Can you subsitute the vermiculite for perlite? Vermiculite and perlite technically are used for the same purpose... Perlite however is extremely rough being that it's volcanic rock.



Extras: Filter Print Post Top
OfflineTlaloc
member
Registered: 05/03/01
Posts: 102
Last seen: 20 years, 7 months
Re: vermiculite (need feedback) [Re: green_guy]
    #339043 - 06/12/01 07:08 PM (21 years, 5 months ago)

I wouldnt case with perlite. It will SUCK the water out of your substrate and put it into the air. Definatly not good. You guys should really think about ordering coco-fiber Grow-Bricks.


Bill Hicks (1961-1994) "SQUEEGIE YOUR THIRD EYE! "

LordTlaloc@usa.net


--------------------
[blue]
Bill Hicks (1961-1994) "SQUEEGIE YOUR THIRD EYE! "


Extras: Filter Print Post Top
Offline*HeGz*
old hand
Registered: 07/08/99
Posts: 512
Last seen: 19 years, 10 months
Re: vermiculite (need feedback) [Re: Tlaloc]
    #339071 - 06/12/01 08:29 PM (21 years, 5 months ago)

I agree Tlaloc, Gro-Brick is excellent! Perlite in the casing ANYWHERE sucks, even as a bottom casing layer. Perlite just get dry too damn quickly

I've got nicotine stains on my fingers.
I've got a silver spoon on a chain.
I've got a grand piano to prop up my mortal remains

PEACE

HeGz


Extras: Filter Print Post Top
OfflineMAIA
World-BridgerKartikeya (DftS)
Male User Gallery

Registered: 04/27/01
Posts: 7,359
Loc: Erra - 20 Tauri - M45 Sta...
Last seen: 18 days, 17 hours
Re: vermiculite (need feedback) [Re: MAIA]
    #339092 - 06/12/01 08:54 PM (21 years, 5 months ago)

VULCANIC ROCK USED IN AQUARIUMS WORKS!!!!!!!!!! DAMIT!!!!
Soon i'll post some pics of one jar with BRF+V.Rock, signs of growth in less than 4 days, 1 and 1/2 week later i have 20% colonization. Perlite is no go for substrate, it sucks up all the water. Sorry for the CAPS , bad day here!

Cheers,
MAIA

== :) Spread the Spores :) ==

== :) Free the Spores :) ==
Support the FSR


--------------------
Spiritual being, living a human experience ... The Shroomery Mandala



Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.
Voltaire


Extras: Filter Print Post Top
InvisibleBrownPastures
old hand

Registered: 03/16/01
Posts: 968
Loc: here
Re: vermiculite (need feedback) [Re: green_guy]
    #339098 - 06/12/01 09:06 PM (21 years, 5 months ago)

Ok... the website is great... it's got lot's of other stuff then Verm.... if you really want to find some and your on the east coast i implore you to take a drive around and out of your town and look for mom and pop garden stores. these stores usualy have regular clients who ask for this stuff regularly. As for vermiculite and perilite being used for "technically" the same purpose - i'd hate to burst your bubble but your wrong. Vermiculite absorbs water and holds it for your mycelium to suck out. Vermiculite does not "suck water up" it needs to be misted.When you think of Vermiculite you should think of a sponge (in essence). Perilite on the other hand absorbs water and eventualy EVAPORATES it. This is because Perilite is super porous. If you use it instead of Vermiculite as your top cake layer and in your cake mix ... the Perilite will suck up your water and evaporate it making dry, hard, and dead cakes. But that's only if your lucky enough for your Perilite not to contaminate- it tends to do that if you use it instead of Verm. As for the person who said it was stupid to put perilite on the bottom of a casing. Have you ever tried this???? Dont you know that it can be used to humidify your casings and/or absorb excess moisture when your working with dung based casings??? Excess moisture wich would normaly cause wet spots and rotting in these kind of casings??? Well, it can, and it does the job great. When casings shrink after successive flushes the perilite can be re-soaked to provide more moisture to the whole casing.

"slutguts" - auto59009
Drool Donkey Island


Extras: Filter Print Post Top
Jump to top Pages: 1

Shop: Unfolding Nature Unfolding Nature: Being in the Implicate Order   Kraken Kratom Red Vein Kratom   Left Coast Kratom Buy Kratom Extract, Kratom Powder For Sale   North Spore Bulk Substrate, North Spore Mushroom Grow Kits & Cultivation Supplies   Bridgetown Botanicals Bridgetown Botanicals, CBD Concentrates   PhytoExtractum Kratom Powder for Sale   Original Sensible Seeds Bulk Cannabis Seeds


Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Vermiculite DELUDE 1,106 5 12/02/01 04:50 PM
by Anno
* Can Perilite substitue for Vermiculite? ology 8,374 17 12/23/05 08:28 PM
by FooMan
* Is vermiculite really necessary?
( 1 2 all )
Anonymous 6,441 32 03/31/03 05:29 PM
by Anonymous
* puncturing holes question?? kokopelli005 1,204 16 01/22/03 06:46 PM
by deanofmean
* Can i use perlite instead of Vermiculite greg509 6,731 5 02/10/20 02:46 AM
by UnagiShark
* Perlite instead of Vermiculite? Ogerwon 2,893 9 01/07/05 01:08 AM
by midway
* Vermiculite/Perlite ??? homebrew 1,388 2 06/14/01 10:03 AM
by pyromaniac
* Vermiculite as a desiccant lordoftheshroomz 2,605 14 01/25/05 03:21 AM
by ShroomOmatic

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Shroomism, george castanza, RogerRabbit, FooMan, mushboy, fahtster, LogicaL Chaos, 13shrooms, stonesun, wildernessjunkie, cronicr, Pastywhyte, bodhisatta, Tormato
2,202 topic views. 17 members, 82 guests and 17 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Show Images Only | Sort by Score | Print Topic ]
Search this thread:

Copyright 1997-2022 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.027 seconds spending 0.009 seconds on 15 queries.