Home | Community | Message Board


Shroom Supply
Please support our sponsors.

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Amazon Shop for: Perlite, Vermiculite

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Offlinenavyseals101
Stranger
Male

Registered: 09/16/04
Posts: 1,050
Last seen: 22 days, 6 hours
perlite in substrate
    #4512061 - 08/08/05 11:15 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

I dont know if this method exists or anything but what would happen if you put perlite inside of your substrate to make it better aerated, that way perhaps it may colonize faster?


--------------------
"Ten thousand flowers in spring
the moon in autumn,
a cool breeze in summer,
snow in winter.
If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things,
this is the best season of your life."
            -wumen


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlineultralight
fury 762 where are you?

Registered: 03/21/05
Posts: 264
Last seen: 1 month, 2 days
Re: perlite in substrate [Re: navyseals101]
    #4512110 - 08/08/05 11:26 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

It could work to make it more fluffy, but the more aerated a substrate is the easier it is to dry out, although minimal.

Vermaculite is a much better alternative because of its moisture retention capabilities (mushrooms ~90% water).Pearlite holds almost no water whatsoever, its puffed glass.
Fine chopped straw would prolly work better also, and has some nutes.
If you decide to use it, I would suggest sterilizing it first (microwave or PC)


Take care n be safe...


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblebackupwards
peon

Registered: 04/02/05
Posts: 3,022
Loc: somewhere else
Re: perlite in substrate [Re: ultralight]
    #4512183 - 08/08/05 11:36 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

this has been done before but i don't recall seeing any results of the grows with perlite in the substrate.
as ultra said perlite doesn't hold water that well, it is wicked away from it rather quickly, so the better option would be vermiculite instead.

it works so well for increasing rh because of its wicking abilities, perlite has micropores on its surface that hold the water and allow it to evap rather easily. this is where some peeps go wrong with perlite, don't let it soak in water in the tub. soak the perlite, drain it off and then use it in the bottom of the tub. more surface area = higher rh.

peace


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinescatmanrav
Brainy Smurf

Registered: 05/08/04
Posts: 11,483
Loc: Flag
Last seen: 4 years, 2 months
Trusted Cultivator
Re: perlite in substrate [Re: backupwards]
    #4514604 - 08/09/05 03:56 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Chunky verm works better, but if you only have fine verm, perlite can be added to the casing mix, or manure to make it fluffier..I do it myself when I run out of chunky verm.


--------------------
"life is like a drop of rain getting closer and closer to falling into a lake, and then when you hit the lake there is no more rain drop, only the lake."

Growing with bags, start to finish (including my new grain and substrate prep)
Anyone looking to start bulk tubs/mono tubs/shotgun hybrids? Good tubs to use..
How I do grain (old still good tips)
Turn your closet into a fruiting chamber
Casing layer colonization and overlay


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Amazon Shop for: Perlite, Vermiculite

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* perlite substrate Solonik 413 1 01/08/06 07:05 PM
by Nephlyte
* Perlite Substrate MrFreeze5 3,925 11 10/23/01 02:57 PM
by MrFreeze5
* I ran out of pearlite... DarkMark 673 13 02/18/06 08:48 PM
by shroomsynergy
* whats the dif btwn perlite & vermiculite dozer71 1,088 5 09/15/01 01:12 PM
by skab
* Perlite in the casing mistake Anonymous 681 4 06/05/01 12:28 PM
by Krendle
* Perlite and Rice as an Experimental Substrate P.Menace 924 8 12/08/07 09:14 PM
by Nibin
* if i substitute perlite for the vermiculite in the substrate, how much less water should i use? freetree77 1,412 13 12/10/06 05:40 PM
by Blutjager
* Can you case with Perlite? Anonymous 1,332 9 04/20/04 03:44 PM
by runnerup

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Magash, Shroomism, george castanza, Prisoner#1, RogerRabbit, Citric, total, FooMan, 13shrooms, stonesun, EvilMushroom666, cronicr, PussyFart, Tmethyl
1,787 topic views. 12 members, 86 guests and 28 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
MRCA Tyroler Gluckspilze
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2017 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.028 seconds spending 0.005 seconds on 14 queries.