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perlite in casing?
    #3867023 - 03/04/05 10:54 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

i was wondering if u could put perlite as a bottom casing layer for humidification purposes. if this is a good idea then how much should be used?


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Re: perlite in casing? [Re: lordoftheshroomz]
    #3867323 - 03/04/05 01:00 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

c'mon somebody gotta answer me :frown:


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Re: perlite in casing? [Re: lordoftheshroomz]
    #3867333 - 03/04/05 01:01 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

use peat or vermiculite or coco-coir!


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Re: perlite in casing? [Re: lordoftheshroomz]
    #3867338 - 03/04/05 01:02 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Nope. Verm would be better on the bottom. 1/2"-1" is fine. Not really needed at all, but if you really want a bottom casing layer. That doesnt humidify the casing, that has to be cone from the top, but it can help give excess water somewhere to go..


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Re: perlite in casing? [Re: MushroomFriend]
    #3867348 - 03/04/05 01:04 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

yeah i wouldn't recommend perlite in a casing, it's been stated that verm/coco-coir/jiffy mix, etc. provide the perfect mircoclimate for mushroom formation and perlite just wicks up too much water to quickly (from how i understand it), GL


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Re: perlite in casing? [Re: SoK]
    #3867365 - 03/04/05 01:07 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

thanks i was jus wondering cuz im quite low on vermiculite so im trying to find alternatives


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Re: perlite in casing? [Re: lordoftheshroomz]
    #3867388 - 03/04/05 01:12 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Dont bother with the bottom layer...I've never done one...unneeded.


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Re: perlite in casing? [Re: lordoftheshroomz]
    #3867395 - 03/04/05 01:14 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Ofcourse, perlite is much better then NOTHING. But try them otherthings 1st.

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Re: perlite in casing? [Re: MushroomFriend]
    #3867410 - 03/04/05 01:18 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I dont know about that...I think perilite will let water pool up at the bottom since it doesnt absrob water well. That could lead to contam problems and the rotting of the underpart of the casing.

That said, feel free to experiment if you arent worried about getting mushrooms...try out the perlite..it could actually perform well..I just really dont think so. Theres a reason most dont use a bottom casing layer and theres a reason that almost everyone who does, doesnt use perlite. I've heard of it being done before though so.... Its not like itll kill your shrooms or anything. Any experiment is worth doing as long as you dont fear the possibility of contams and losing your shit. Some do, some dont...I dont like to lose casings so I often recommend not trying out things like this. Not that it can't work..I just think no layer is better.


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Re: perlite in casing? [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3867415 - 03/04/05 01:20 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

i dont like losing casings either or losing anything for that matter so im gonna jus play it safe and not do a DEC


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Re: perlite in casing? [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3868049 - 03/04/05 03:45 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)


It has been tried and it works but perlite simply doesnt absorb, and contains, water that well as verm does.
Ofcourse pools of water should be avoided, as always! :thumbup:


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