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Offlinejamm
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substrate question
    #530274 - 01/24/02 05:11 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

When mixing a substrate, is it possible to use perlite instead of vermiculite? are there disadvantages of doing it this way?


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Re: substrate question [Re: jamm]
    #530409 - 01/24/02 08:26 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

I personally would recommend against it. Since Perlite and Vermiculite are about the same in price when you buy them in smaller amounts.


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Re: substrate question [Re: Mklangelo]
    #530418 - 01/24/02 08:41 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

I believe a perlite and flour substrate *will* colonize but will *not* fruit. Vermiculite can hold a lot more water than perlite can, and, it doesnt slowly release it into the air. If vermiculite is unavaiable in your area you might want to try a perlite + flour substrate but it *will* have to be cased, and, I cant guarentee that will work. I'm not sure if anybody has tried it.


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Re: substrate question [Re: phrozendata]
    #530468 - 01/24/02 10:08 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

Why bother not using it.
We got a 4 cubic foot bag for under $20 canadian


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Re: substrate question [Re: cookiewhore]
    #530517 - 01/24/02 10:59 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

there is a similiar thread on this...they do colonize, but they never fruit like homer said.
Perlite is not a very good growth medium, it is used for environmental control, for humidity.


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