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best way to prepare wet perlite
    #4253544 - 06/03/05 09:10 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Curious which method of preparing perlite you all prefer. I prepared my perlite by wetting it to field capacity in a large bowl and then placing it in my terraruim about an inch thick then placing a small amount of dry perlite on top of the wet inch. Some people just pour in an inch of perlite and then pour water up to 1/2 inch. Will my method suffice or should i add more water as there is no visible standing water in my terrarium, but the perlite is damp/wet? thanks for your help.


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Re: best way to prepare wet perlite [Re: nolank]
    #4253552 - 06/03/05 09:13 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Never had a big discussion about how to use perlite.... 
What your doing seems fine.. As long as the perlite is not underwater it should wick the water into the air.

But I have not researched advanced perlite teks... heh.. :wink:

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Re: best way to prepare wet perlite [Re: nolank]
    #4253554 - 06/03/05 09:13 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

just for cakes?
i have just soaked it up and drained it then threw it in the bottom, about an inch or two. never had any probs getting humidity up to 95-100%.
no visible water, do you have condensation on the sides of the tub?
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Re: best way to prepare wet perlite [Re: backupwards]
    #4253576 - 06/03/05 09:18 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

I see a little condensation but no real water droplets forming on the sides. I also cant check the humidity because my hygrometer doesnt display a reading when i put it in my terrarium, just 2 short dashes where the reading should be. Should i spray the sides of my terrarium to make sure i have enough humidity. I am planning on using this terrarium for cakes and also for casings, until a nice pinset is formed.


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Re: best way to prepare wet perlite [Re: nolank]
    #4253608 - 06/03/05 09:24 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

nah if your hygrometer is giving you dashes inside the chamber then it is upwards of 99%. it does give you a reading outside the chamber?
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Re: best way to prepare wet perlite [Re: nolank]
    #4253650 - 06/03/05 09:34 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Let me ask you this, normally my humidity in my growing chamber is 50 percent without perlite. Since i added the perlite I can only get it to 80 percent. I put about 4 inches of perlite then filled it with water about 3/4 full. I am also spraying the walls with mist, but i cant get above 80 percent. Maybe its because the tuperware container i am using isnt sealed good enough, but you need some gas exchange dont you? any help would be appreciated.


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Re: best way to prepare wet perlite [Re: prefloppro]
    #4253664 - 06/03/05 09:38 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Hmm.. are you sure it is not above 80? Maybe your gauge isn't reading right. If you are spraying and have the perlite it should be fine. You don't want it sealed.. air exchange is good and required. I have 8 holes drilled in mine stuffed with polyfill. Check your gauge.

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Re: best way to prepare wet perlite [Re: Quiescence]
    #4253687 - 06/03/05 09:45 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Well i never thought about having a broken guage lol. Because i know the humidty is high in there because there is water on the sides and water was forming on top till ir ead you could spread vasiline on top to prevent it from collecting up there. thanks for the input should of thought about that./


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