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InvisibleSwami
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Vermiculite replacement?
    #537720 - 02/01/02 12:37 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

As we we all would like to get maximum yields, that is only possible with maximum nutrients. It seems the purpose for the vermiculite in a BRF mix is to allow some air space to prevent clumping and to act as a moisture resevoir.

As this takes up almost half of your substrate, the yields will be much lower than if one used 100% nutritious substrate. I know people do this with rye berries, but not birdseed and BRF. Can anyone come up with a nutritive filler to serve the same purpose?

Anyone try the coco-coir as part of the subtstrate? Also has anyone found coco-coir at any major chain stores garden department?


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Re: Vermiculite replacement? [Re: Swami]
    #538192 - 02/02/02 01:01 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Swami,

Some guy was going to use coco-coir instead of the vermiculite in a BRF mix.
He lived in some weird foreign land that he couldn't find vermiculite in.
I haven't seen his update as of yet....though.

I have some coco-coir that i could experiment with.
So i will make up a few jars and post my results in the next week or so.
I have been making some jars the past few days anyway.

As far as where to get coco-coir....you can get it in most Pet Stores.
In the reptile part of the store.
Its called Forrest Bed.....made by T-Rex.

You can also find coco-coir in hydroponic shops.

Some nuseries also carry coco-coir.





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