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Sterile Vermiculite (Store Bought)
    #4449040 - 07/25/05 01:37 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

So I bought this vem the other day (smallest bag they had...) and noticed it stated that it was sterile. Now is this sterile for growing mushrooms if sprayed with a H2o2 solution.Or just sterile for plants?

Kinda new to the hobby so sorry if this is a dumb question.


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Re: Sterile Vermiculite (Store Bought) [Re: Silverr]
    #4449046 - 07/25/05 01:39 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

if it is "sterile" it will only be that way till its opened.


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Re: Sterile Vermiculite (Store Bought) [Re: Fungi_x]
    #4449059 - 07/25/05 01:44 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Tomarrow I am going to go to the store and get me some vermiculite. :smile:


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Re: Sterile Vermiculite (Store Bought) [Re: Fungi_x]
    #4449064 - 07/25/05 01:46 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

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if it is "sterile" it will only be that way till its opened.




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Re: Sterile Vermiculite (Store Bought) [Re: Silverr]
    #4449123 - 07/25/05 02:07 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)



LOL, do you believe them?

Sure - Verm is made with heat far above sterilization temps.

But, after that - I doubt the Verm was moved, stored & bagged under STERILE conditions. I doubt the bag it was put in - was sterile - EITHER.


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Re: Sterile Vermiculite (Store Bought) [Re: agar]
    #4449141 - 07/25/05 02:13 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

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LOL, do you believe them?

Sure - Verm is made with heat far above sterilization temps.

But, after that - I doubt the Verm was moved, stored & bagged under STERILE conditions. I doubt the bag it was put in - was sterile - EITHER.




No,but reassurance is nice, and wanted to here advice from senior growers.
So, with this in mind would it be ok to serialize it with H2o2, Or nuke it?
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Re: Sterile Vermiculite (Store Bought) [Re: Silverr]
    #4449493 - 07/25/05 04:21 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Throw it in a bag - that will microwave --->ADD WATER<----- so it is MOIST, then nuke it a couple times - 2.5 minutes each & flip between cycles....use oven mitts - so you don't TOAST your skin.

If it's not MOIST - it will MELT ---> the bag.


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Re: Sterile Vermiculite (Store Bought) [Re: agar]
    #4449539 - 07/25/05 05:09 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

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agar said:
Throw it in a bag - that will microwave --->ADD WATER<----- so it is MOIST, then nuke it a couple times - 2.5 minutes each & flip between cycles....use oven mitts - so you don't TOAST your skin.

If it's not MOIST - it will MELT ---> the bag.




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Re: Sterile Vermiculite (Store Bought) [Re: IGnosticAbhorI]
    #4450040 - 07/25/05 12:28 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Thanks Agar, BTW I love you avatar


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Re: Sterile Vermiculite (Store Bought) [Re: Silverr]
    #4450103 - 07/25/05 12:50 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

in the nursery trade, when they say, "sterile growth medium" it means no nutrients.
so yeah, you should pasteurize it.
if you pasteurize in the microwave, make sure m/w is clean. use 1/2 cup bleach in a gal. of water, wipe it down inside and out.


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