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OfflineCanYaDigIt
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PFtek - vermiculite vs. perlite
    #4048197 - 04/13/05 01:06 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

I went to Home Depot looking for vermiculite for my rice cakes, and they only had perlite. Can I use this instead? Should I keep looking for vermiculite (where can I find it?)?
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Re: PFtek - vermiculite vs. perlite [Re: CanYaDigIt]
    #4048226 - 04/13/05 01:15 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

the only thing you want to use perlite for is a bottom layer of your fruiting chamber, solely to provide humidity. the simple answer is no, you cant use perlite for your cakes. i could find verm anywhere either, so what i did is get out the phonebook and write down every nursery and garden center phone number within a 30 mile radius. i called every one until finally (sigh) i found one. if you have any more questions just pm me.


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Re: PFtek - vermiculite vs. perlite [Re: Squealer]
    #4048234 - 04/13/05 01:17 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

btw you wont find verm at a commercial retailer like home depot. dont even bother. call those nurseries man, til you find some. good luck.


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Re: PFtek - vermiculite vs. perlite [Re: Squealer]
    #4048244 - 04/13/05 01:19 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

When i went to home depot i had three people tell me they didn't have vermiculite. Once i got fed up with this i did my own searching in their indoor section and found it. So look very closley. And if you cant find any say fuck the PF tek and buy some WBS : )


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Re: PFtek - vermiculite vs. perlite [Re: CanYaDigIt]
    #4048262 - 04/13/05 01:22 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

This should really be in the faq in big bold red letters, because it's one of the most, if not the most, frequently asked question. Vermiculite absorbs and holds water while perlite just wicks it.

Roommate's friend called me last week with some mycology questions. Apparently he used perlite mixed with BRF cause 'its the same thing as verm', and now he's wondering why half of his jars quit colonizing halfway.


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Re: PFtek - vermiculite vs. perlite [Re: CanYaDigIt]
    #4048269 - 04/13/05 01:24 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

every time I go to home dopet they say they don't have it. Every time I go out side to the plant section and grab one of their 2 cubic foot bags. (looks like a huge bag of dog food. (usually wehre the pool stuff starts and the garden section ends)


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