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50/50 mix quiestion
    #4740367 - 10/01/05 10:43 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I went to get some peat moss/vermiculite mix so I can start casing.

But they only had the two stuff seperate, the peat moss is in a pressed brick that says to add water.

Whats the best way to get an even 50/50 mix? weigh out the dry peat moss and dry vermiculite and add equal weight? Or just eyeball it and add equal volume to make 50/50 mix? thanks.


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Re: 50/50 mix quiestion [Re: Ascension]
    #4740379 - 10/01/05 10:49 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

add water to the peat until max capacity break up and then measure.


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Re: 50/50 mix quiestion [Re: lovingwench]
    #4740386 - 10/01/05 10:52 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

oh yeah if its anything like coca coir you might just want to break off part of the peat moss brick and start with that. if you need more break off as you need it. once you add water the volume will increase.


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Re: 50/50 mix quiestion [Re: Ascension]
    #4740387 - 10/01/05 10:53 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

isn't weight different than volume? i think you weigh it rather than eyeball volume. also you'll need a buffer like lime stone and you'll need to get th ph right. and also add some crushed oister shell for long term buffer.
if im not mistaken you could use coco coir instead and then you wouldn't need to adjust the ph. but apparantly peat makes for a better casing than coir.


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Re: 50/50 mix quiestion [Re: Ascension]
    #4740570 - 10/01/05 12:34 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

You can eyeball it. This is not a birthday cake or something. If it's not exactly 50/50 it won't stop the cake from rising, so to speak. You would add lime OR calcium carbonate (crushed oyster shell). You don't need both.


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Re: 50/50 mix quiestion [Re: FooMan]
    #4743902 - 10/02/05 03:21 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Yes, I know volume and weight is different, thats what I was asking. Eg should I add equal parts weight or equal parts volume?.
But I understand now, i think the peat is already PH balanced because its got added nitrogen, phosphorus, calcium, etc.
So hopefully it will help increase the shrooms potency aswell :laugh:

http://www.shroomery.org/forums/showflat.php/Number/3290155#Post3290155

I was going on that write up, also their is nothing about adding a PH buffer, is it really that important if the peat moss isnt already ph balanced?


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Re: 50/50 mix quiestion [Re: Ascension]
    #4776057 - 10/09/05 09:55 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

sorry this is a delayed reponse. in my understanding ph balance is necessary for peat. it needs to be around 7. too hi will burn the myc. store brought peat should indicate what level the ph is. if its less than 6 you'll need to raise it by adding a buffer. once again its coir that doesnt need to be ph balanced, but peat does. my advice is to read and re-read the teks.


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Re: 50/50 mix quiestion [Re: Shnezbit]
    #4776492 - 10/09/05 12:28 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

when i mix up my 50/50 i put 1 part peat:1 part verm: 1/2 part crushed oyster shells and i have had no problems (except the ones i cause myself) with that mix.


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