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Offlinebiggwigg
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perlit insted of vermiculite
    #435507 - 10/24/01 05:34 PM (15 years, 2 months ago)

i was wondering if you could use perlit instead of vermiculite for the cakes? also i was wondering if you could use the 4 oz jelly jars because i already have them i know i prob wont get as many but i was hopeing to at least get a few so i can make some prints so next time i will use the bigger ones. to sum it up i just want to know if im gonna get shrooms?


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Re: perlit insted of vermiculite [Re: biggwigg]
    #435522 - 10/24/01 05:45 PM (15 years, 2 months ago)

Perlite, no. 4 oz, yes.


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Re: perlit insted of vermiculite [Re: puscle]
    #435529 - 10/24/01 05:51 PM (15 years, 2 months ago)

damn i already started them and they seem to be working fine i wonder if i case them once they are colonized if it would work?


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Re: perlit insted of vermiculite [Re: biggwigg]
    #435557 - 10/24/01 06:14 PM (15 years, 2 months ago)

I am currently trying perlite for my substrate. I inoculated 9 days ago in 6 jars. 3 are about 70% colonized, whereas the other 3 are look like they have no colonization, but are growing from the inside out. What I have noticed so far is that it grows between the perlite and then grows on the outside. One peculiarity I have noticed is that the mycelium and te water in the jar turn the perlite a kind of brownish color, but I dont think its conam. So far so good. Also, the perlite tends to make the substrate a little too wet. the mycelium tends to grow better in slightly dryer perlite. I used a 1/4 cup water for a 1/2 pint jar and then just loosed the lid for a day or so until the mycelium started flourishing. Good luck to you and keep everyone posted on your progress.


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Re: perlit insted of vermiculite [Re: biggwigg]
    #435561 - 10/24/01 06:15 PM (15 years, 2 months ago)

is there anything i can do with the ones i have now that already started there are a few that are almost completly colonized and the rest are at least half i would hate to throw them out and also wast spores


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Re: perlit insted of vermiculite [Re: biggwigg]
    #435568 - 10/24/01 06:21 PM (15 years, 2 months ago)

yes i noticed the same exact thing i used the same mix as you did then i split in half because im useing smaller jars of course and mine has the brown like you said that is a load off my mind i was wondering about that too so it must be normal i did 12 jars and only one did nothing but i might have forgot to do it i was rolling when i did it so who the hell knows but at least we are getting the same effects


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Re: perlit insted of vermiculite [Re: biggwigg]
    #435579 - 10/24/01 06:27 PM (15 years, 2 months ago)

Yeah, today was a happy day, the mycelium grew out from between the perlite and started colonizing up the sides with its little rhizomorphs. I think my 3 jars will be fully colonized in about 2 or 3 days. then the real test will be to see if they fruit!! I'm going to try the neglect tek with these to see how well it works *fingers crossed*


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Re: perlit insted of vermiculite [Re: MrFreeze5]
    #435600 - 10/24/01 06:40 PM (15 years, 2 months ago)

im gonna get a cooler and cut the top open then put in some plexi glass then fill the bottom with perlite and some water for humidity then im gonna stick the cakes stright on the perlite and hope for the best this is the first time i tried to grow well i tried it by smering plates that was a discrace who knew not to store the plates beside each other the directions i had were terrible fucking homestead my closet has a light in there just a reg 100 wat bulb i hope that is good enough for the light i will turn it on in the morning then off when i go to bed

good luck to you and wish me luck i will let you know how it turns out


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Re: perlit insted of vermiculite [Re: biggwigg]
    #435776 - 10/24/01 08:49 PM (15 years, 2 months ago)

if anybody has tried this let me know your results i hope i didnt mess the whole thing up


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Re: perlit insted of vermiculite [Re: biggwigg]
    #435794 - 10/24/01 09:08 PM (15 years, 2 months ago)

I don't use any perlite in my chamber. The cakes sit on screens 3 inches above a repilte heating blanket with a shallow tray of water on it----hydrates the chamber real well


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Re: perlit insted of vermiculite [Re: cremated]
    #435804 - 10/24/01 09:15 PM (15 years, 2 months ago)

im talking about perlite in the cakes


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Re: perlit insted of vermiculite [Re: biggwigg]
    #436194 - 10/25/01 06:20 AM (15 years, 2 months ago)

anyone else?


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Re: perlit insted of vermiculite [Re: biggwigg]
    #436692 - 10/25/01 06:48 PM (15 years, 2 months ago)

Since your cakes are smaller than mine, yours will probably be completely colonized and fruiting before mine. Let me know how they do so I can know what to expect. Mine are coming along nicely, but none of them are at the same level of colonization. One is almost done, while others are only at 5%(visible- i think theyre starting inside and going out) Let me know how it goes. If it works, we may have a new tek on our hands.


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Re: perlit insted of vermiculite [Re: MrFreeze5]
    #437030 - 10/25/01 11:50 PM (15 years, 2 months ago)

that would be quite nice. well i should know soon my one cake is almost done about a half square inch left. yeah some are farther along on mine but i did four at a time then did four the next day then two days later did the other four because i have a small pcooker and im lazy didnt want to spend the whole day cooking. ill keep you updated on how mine keeps hope you do the same i hope this works


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Re: perlit insted of vermiculite [Re: biggwigg]
    #441125 - 10/29/01 09:44 PM (15 years, 2 months ago)

moving up to see if i get more replys


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