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Sterilizing vermiculite in PC
    #3990611 - 03/30/05 04:00 PM (12 years, 1 day ago)

Would it be alright for me to sterilize vermiculite in a sealed jar in my PC? Id like to do it this way to eliminate the nasty smell of cooking vermiculite. I'm sterilizing it to use on cakes for a dunk and roll. Many have said it isn't necessary but I really don't want to lose my cakes on my first grow. Somehow though, I have a feeling that I'm going to end up with more shrooms than I could eat in a year when this is all said and done.


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Re: Sterilizing vermiculite in PC [Re: PowerTrip]
    #3990711 - 03/30/05 04:21 PM (12 years, 1 day ago)

Thats how I do it and my casing mix. I flip the lid though (rubberside up) just so it doesnt form a vacuum seal.


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Re: Sterilizing vermiculite in PC [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3990940 - 03/30/05 04:54 PM (12 years, 1 day ago)

i wouldn't sterilze verm.


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Re: Sterilizing vermiculite in PC [Re: derx]
    #3990953 - 03/30/05 04:57 PM (12 years, 1 day ago)

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i wouldn't sterilze verm.




Is there a reason for this? Does it come fairly sterile because of the way it is manufactured?


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Re: Sterilizing vermiculite in PC [Re: PowerTrip]
    #3990973 - 03/30/05 05:03 PM (12 years, 1 day ago)

You can certainly sterilize your verm in jars. It is convenient to have pre-made and hydrated casing material that you can use ready any time you need it. I find that it is better,however,to pasteurize rather that sterilize the casing mix. It just seems that you get less contamination of the casing layer if you leave the beneficial microbes intact so you have an extra layer of protection vs. a totally clean casing mix that is wide open to contamination. Just seems like sterilized casing material is like an empty hotel with a big "vacancy" sign out front IMHO. Of course if you go the pasteurization route you are back into the smelly cooking verm problem you wish to get around.

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Re: Sterilizing vermiculite in PC [Re: Mykey]
    #3990986 - 03/30/05 05:08 PM (12 years, 1 day ago)

IME: i've never had a casing contam ever, using both pasteurized or sterilized casing mix.

Verm is a rock, it contains no nutrients for any organisms. You don't want verm wet anyhow if you're dunk/rolling in it.


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    #3991001 - 03/30/05 05:12 PM (12 years, 1 day ago)

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Re: Sterilizing vermiculite in PC [Re: ShroomGuy86]
    #3995819 - 03/31/05 04:41 PM (12 years, 9 hours ago)

i just throw some cowshit in a bag with verm(soaked 24 hrs) and watch it grow, i <3 FLA


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