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Bulk shrinking - need advice
    #3521923 - 12/19/04 09:46 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

WBS spawned to Straw in a tub on top of an inch of sterilized perlite to absorb excess water/excreetion. I tried applying perforated saran wrap to keep moisture in however I had a difficult time with it. After about 12 feet of wasted saran wrap and a bunch of swearing I decided to use tin-foil. The work was being done in a semi-sterile environment and the process was rushed so a not-so insulating layer of tin-foil resulted (its laying on the straw rather than being tucked against it tightly). The substrate has lost moisture and is now pulling away from the sides. Would misting the sides of the tub with h202/h20 help boost humidity/rehydrate my culture? or should I just stick it out until I can moisten it during the primordia formation phase via misting the casing layer?

I just want a second opinion.


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Re: Bulk shrinking [Re: dmc_]
    #3522602 - 12/20/04 12:21 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

^any advice?


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Re: Bulk shrinking [Re: dmc_]
    #3522648 - 12/20/04 12:39 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

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dmc_ said:
WBS spawned to Straw in a tub on top of an inch of sterilized perlite to absorb excess water/excreetion.




Bump

I'm a noob, but I thought the perlite layer was supposed to be wet. I thought it was there to supply water, not absorb it. Standing by for somone with more experience to jump in.


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Re: Bulk shrinking [Re: ticktock]
    #3522742 - 12/20/04 01:19 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Perlite supplies water through evaporation. You are thinking of vermiculite which has a high saturation point. I am using perlite like a newcomer uses a screen in his pf tek. To raise the growing mass of straw away from sitting in water/excreet which could cause contams.


Picture taken a couple days before shrinking.


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Re: Bulk shrinking [Re: dmc_]
    #3522916 - 12/20/04 02:21 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

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