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Newbie doing the pf tek need help with what type of verm to use?
    #4091662 - 04/24/05 03:33 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

What type of verm do I need? I have some horticulture grade vermiculite I got from lowes will this do it is real fine grade?


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Re: Newbie doing the pf tek need help with what type of verm to use? [Re: AkALawrence]
    #4091685 - 04/24/05 03:43 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

i used that a long time ago and it worked fine.


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Re: Newbie doing the pf tek need help with what type of verm to use? [Re: four20snakeman]
    #4091730 - 04/24/05 04:03 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

i used incredibly fine grain (ie. using the ruler method in the pf tek would be pointless without a hand lens), and my first go with jars went 8/8 with relatively quick colonization times. Good Luck


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Re: Newbie doing the pf tek need help with what type of verm to use? [Re: jamsandwich]
    #4091748 - 04/24/05 04:10 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

most likely, a wide range of sizes will work just fine.


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Re: Newbie doing the pf tek need help with what type of verm to use? [Re: jamsandwich]
    #4091750 - 04/24/05 04:10 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

horticulture Verm. is what you want if your doing the PF-Tek, Having really fine grain will not work that will, take to long for colonization to be done, and you'd most likely get a comtam.


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Re: Newbie doing the pf tek need help with what type of verm to use? [Re: Cray]
    #4091758 - 04/24/05 04:13 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

nothing to say anything about cray or anything like that (that came out funny) but i used fine grade and it worked excellently, where do you get the notion that it contams easy? I noobed 8/8.  :shrug:


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Re: Newbie doing the pf tek need help with what type of verm to use? [Re: jamsandwich]
    #4091800 - 04/24/05 04:23 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

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nothing to say anything about cray or anything like that (that came out funny) but i used fine grade and it worked excellently, where do you get the notion that it contams easy? I noobed 8/8.  :shrug:




Same here, I've done 24 PF jars with the really fine Verm and lost one jar to the green meanie...I think it works just fine...It does great as casing with coir too.


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Re: Newbie doing the pf tek need help with what type of verm to use? [Re: jamsandwich]
    #4091833 - 04/24/05 04:33 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

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nothing to say anything about cray or anything like that (that came out funny) but i used fine grade and it worked excellently, where do you get the notion that it contams easy? I noobed 8/8.  :shrug:




If I did my reading right...

When your doing PF-Tek, the Verm & BRF must be loose and airly, allowing  myc. to colonize the cake. If it's to fine it'll be a lot harder for the myc. to spread out and grow. Which in this case slows colonization time down which can lead into contams... That's atlest what I've studied.


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Re: Newbie doing the pf tek need help with what type of verm to use? [Re: Cray]
    #4091877 - 04/24/05 04:47 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

i think what cray is trying to say (hey that rhymes :-p ) is that if it is gonna take longer to colonize there is a better chance a contam will set in


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