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Should I use Perlite?
    #4235990 - 05/30/05 10:22 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Hi, Im busy planning my first grow and have a question on humidification for my fruiting chamber. First of all, a little background on how im going to do my grow:

Im going to be using the PF-Tek to grow the mycelium, im then going to crumble the colonised substrate over pasturised H/Poo (by following Roadkills Tek), and finaly, before i put the cases into the fruiting chamber im going to add a 60/40 Verm/Coir casing layer.

Now, what im trying to decide on is what to use for my humidification in my fruiting chamber. Ive heard a lot of good stuff about Perlite, and im leaning towards that, although ive noticed a lot of people just use Expanded Clay Pellets. Are these two things one and the same, or are they very different, and which would you recommend for my situation.

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Re: Should I use Perlite? [Re: AkashaPrinciple]
    #4236004 - 05/30/05 10:30 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

they work the same way. geolite is just cleaner and easier to work with. downside is its harder to find and more expensive than perlite.


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Re: Should I use Perlite? [Re: lowdominion]
    #4236007 - 05/30/05 10:31 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

cool sig by the way reflection is one of my favorite songs from my favorite band :grin:


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Re: Should I use Perlite? [Re: lowdominion]
    #4236008 - 05/30/05 10:33 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Yes, what lowdominion said. Cleaning up perlite after you are done sucks. Plus I'm not sure if one could use it in combination with airstones and an airpump.


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Re: Should I use Perlite? [Re: lowdominion]
    #4236010 - 05/30/05 10:34 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Oh ok cool. Well, i can get both easily and both are at reasonable prices, so i guess it just comes down to the fact that Hydroton (thats what Expanded Clay Pellets are in Australia) is cleaner and easier to work with. I think ill go with the Hydroton. Thanks guys.

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Re: Should I use Perlite? [Re: AkashaPrinciple]
    #4236012 - 05/30/05 10:35 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

The clay pellets are like lava rock, I don't remember the name, and yes, it's just the same as perlite, except in charactaristics (eg, one might be easier for you to clean or suit your needs, or the only thing you can get)
Point being, they serve the same function.
For casings, you will only need one or the other, and no need for a bubbler to raise rH. The stone alone will provide enough moisture.
I do use my bubbler wands to sit ontop of the rock to help with air circulation.

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Re: Should I use Perlite? [Re: LouiseLouise]
    #4236018 - 05/30/05 10:37 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

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The clay pellets are like lava rock, I don't remember the name, and yes, it's just the same as perlite, except in charactaristics (eg, one might be easier for you to clean or suit your needs, or the only thing you can get)
Point being, they serve the same function.
For casings, you will only need one or the other, and no need for a bubbler to raise rH. The stone alone will provide enough moisture.
I do use my bubbler wands to sit ontop of the rock to help with air circulation.

GL




Oh ok cool, thats good to hear about not needing an air pump for casings, cos this is a major stealth op and i cant have ANY noise. Ill just deal with fanning 3 times an hr (im starting this project after my Uni exams, while im on my 1 month holiday  :cool:, so ill have plenty of time for airing these things out).


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Re: Should I use Perlite? [Re: AkashaPrinciple]
    #4236070 - 05/30/05 11:10 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

For casings you can do this if you want and not mess around with perlite or hydroton:



Just air being pumped into a cup with water making bubbles.
Picture courtesy of Roadkill.


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Re: Should I use Perlite? [Re: Mighty Bop]
    #4236087 - 05/30/05 11:17 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

this doesnt conern ure humidification issue, but make sure u MIX the spawn with the h/poo rather than just laying it down on top ot it


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Re: Should I use Perlite? [Re: lordoftheshroomz]
    #4236099 - 05/30/05 11:21 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Yeh, i will. At first i was unsure of that step, but after reading and looking at the pics it was clear. Thanks for the heads up tho.


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