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Do I NEED Perlite
    #4565934 - 08/22/05 09:00 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Im setting up my fruiting chamber and was unsure of Perlite.
A lot of teks say to use it but then some say its not a big deal if you just keep it humid.

Is the perlite mainly just to cut down the amount i have to manually humidify it? Let me know guys, I would like to get this going today!


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Re: Do I NEED Perlite [Re: dopeheaddave]
    #4565957 - 08/22/05 09:59 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

You pretty much answered your own question. It depends on how much misting you feel like doing. Perlite is a great source of humidity though...


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Re: Do I NEED Perlite [Re: Newbie]
    #4565993 - 08/22/05 10:45 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Perlite humidification eliminates extreme RH fluctuations in other words it helps tremendously at stabilizing your RH. Even with misting especially with cakes your RH will drop significantly, casings are another thing as they do create a slight RH increase but even they will suffer if RH levels are not kept optimum. Yes you'll want perlite and water/h2o2 at half the depth of the perlite. This just gives you control over the environment cheap! GL


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Re: Do I NEED Perlite [Re: hyphae]
    #4566280 - 08/22/05 01:26 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Much cheaper than buying some other forms of humidification conditioning, IMO.


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Re: Do I NEED Perlite [Re: Jabberw0cky]
    #4566778 - 08/22/05 04:44 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Perlite is pretty too...

Until your fudging cakes make a mess all over the damn thing!


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Re: Do I NEED Perlite [Re: LazyCrash]
    #4566785 - 08/22/05 04:45 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Its pretty cheap as well. A bag from walmart cost me like $3.00 and it was plently for what I needed.


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Re: Do I NEED Perlite [Re: JJ01769]
    #4566857 - 08/22/05 05:12 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

If you are doing cakes, you should get some, it's cheap and will keep your humidity up. Casings may not require it to keep the humidity in an acceptable range. I would use it for either one, though.

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