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Amazon Shop: ½ Pint Jars, Vermiculite

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Offlinepleezr
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vermiculite grades
    #527587 - 01/21/02 08:34 PM (15 years, 6 months ago)

Ii was wondering what grade of verm you all use for cakes. larger grade? finer grade? anyone have an idea of what might work best for the myclilium? I can only find a large grade of vermiculite at the local stores. only online can i find the finer stuff. I have just made some cakes with a finer grade of vermiclulite to see which works best, if any. last time i used a biger grade of vermiculite and it seemed to work great. any opinions?


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Re: vermiculite grades [Re: pleezr]
    #527615 - 01/21/02 09:17 PM (15 years, 6 months ago)

I have read that you don't want to use the finer grade verm.
Since the finer will make the area harder to colonize.
I use a medium verm...and it seems to work really good.
I have read posts where people stick the larger grade verm in a blender and chop it up a bit.


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Re: vermiculite grades [Re: pleezr]
    #527730 - 01/21/02 11:55 PM (15 years, 6 months ago)

Well finer verm holds more moisture....but larger verm helps with colonization speed. I use the "coarse" grade verm and I have no problems with my cakes being dry..


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Re: vermiculite grades [Re: DrAbeLincoln]
    #527734 - 01/22/02 12:01 AM (15 years, 6 months ago)

Go with the "coarse". Works great.


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    #527746 - 01/22/02 12:19 AM (15 years, 6 months ago)

coarse means a larger grade right?. I swear I graduated high school!  :smile:~ now that Im thinking about it, Im drawing blanks 


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Re: vermiculite grades [Re: pleezr]
    #527763 - 01/22/02 12:43 AM (15 years, 6 months ago)

Yes, coarse = large fine = small. Your memory is fine.


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Re: vermiculite grades [Re: pleezr]
    #528641 - 01/23/02 12:03 AM (15 years, 6 months ago)

Both seem to work fine - finer holds more water than course but course seems to colonise faster.
However course makes a crap ramsey seal in comparison to fine grade


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Re: vermiculite grades [Re: Zen Peddler]
    #528654 - 01/23/02 12:09 AM (15 years, 6 months ago)

Believe it or not, I've stopped using the Ramsey seal and have had no contam issues.


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    #528690 - 01/23/02 12:45 AM (15 years, 6 months ago)

excellent! Are u using a h202 method or is your incubator sterile??


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Re: vermiculite grades [Re: Zen Peddler]
    #528694 - 01/23/02 12:53 AM (15 years, 6 months ago)

Nope. I do however always inoculate over an ovendoor. I've probably lost 2 or 3 of my last 90 jars to green.


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