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Substituting vermiculite for perilite in PF technique
    #3949876 - 03/21/05 06:16 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Hi All,

As I have been unable to find vermiculite locally, I was wondering if it was acceptable to use perilite instead to culture fungal mycelia.  I am planning on following the PF technique.  If perilite is unacceptable, could anyone recommend an online retailer for vermiculite.  I don't need 50lbs for what it's worth... :laugh:

Thanks!


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Re: Substituting vermiculite for perilite in PF technique [Re: cyanicodor]
    #3949900 - 03/21/05 06:22 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

wal-mart in the southeast US didnt sell it today when i asked them. They did have perlite, so i have the same question.

Also, will harris teeter (commercialized grocer) let me use their cofee grinders to grind out my rice?


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Re: Substituting vermiculite for perilite in PF technique [Re: jamsandwich]
    #3949946 - 03/21/05 06:31 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Wow so two of you have the same question, within minutes of eachother, and yet you dont think to search and see if anyone else has had this same question so we dont have to go through this every time someone cant find verm?

Verm is verm, there is no substitue. If you want more in depth answers, they can be found in a search so dont ask me "Well then what do I do" Or maybe someone will come by and pity you two...


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Re: Substituting vermiculite for perilite in PF technique [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3950116 - 03/21/05 06:56 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

I ran into the same thing recently guys (Wal-Mart & Home Depot is where I used to get it, but they no longer sell). So here's what I did. I grabbed my Yellow Pages, and looked up Garden Centers. I found the one that was located closest to my home and called and asked,"Do you have vermiculite". He said, "yeah". So I drove over there and got some.


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Re: Substituting vermiculite for perilite in PF technique [Re: Mages]
    #3950162 - 03/21/05 07:04 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

go to google.com and put in vermiculite and you shall find a store to buy it from...


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Re: Substituting vermiculite for perilite in PF technique [Re: starptv23]
    #3950174 - 03/21/05 07:07 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

:lol:


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Re: Substituting vermiculite for perilite in PF technique [Re: camelsmoker]
    #3952750 - 03/22/05 10:48 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

thanks, i will use the faq or old posts next time. walmart was easier so i figured if perlite could work, why not?


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Re: Substituting vermiculite for perilite in PF technique [Re: jamsandwich]
    #3952885 - 03/22/05 11:46 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Just try it and post the results you get with perlite. It wouldnt surprise me if it worked anyway......

I have a 100L bag of verm here atm, so.... :thumbup:


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Re: Substituting vermiculite for perilite in PF technique [Re: cyanicodor]
    #3953016 - 03/22/05 12:34 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)



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