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OfflineKerPluNk
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A question about pressure cooking Perlite...
    #586211 - 03/22/02 11:46 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

What is better for sterilizing Perlite? Do I need to use a vent hole in my jars? Is there a risk of the jars cracking or exploding if i dont allow for some kind of hole or release? Or, is it okay to P.C. jars of perlite, or Verm with the lids on tight (for casing)?


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Re: A question about pressure cooking Perlite... [Re: KerPluNk]
    #586261 - 03/22/02 12:47 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

why do you wanna PC jars of perlite? its not necassary to PC perlite.


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Re: A question about pressure cooking Perlite... [Re: pleezr]
    #586269 - 03/22/02 12:55 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

This si two different things you are talking about. Vermiculite is vermic, and perlite is perlite. like pleezr said, perlite is not cooked. Unless you are a mad scientist and your inventing some 'perlite instead of vermiculite in the jar as a protective layer' teqnique.


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Re: A question about pressure cooking Perlite... [Re: KerPluNk]
    #586314 - 03/22/02 01:45 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

if you just want to keep things sterile in your growing environment, baking it would proably be the best idea , not sure if that exactly what you are asking......

what are you using the perlite for?


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Re: A question about pressure cooking Perlite... [Re: ParticleMan]
    #586331 - 03/22/02 02:20 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

I am using the perlite for humidification, and the vermiculite for casing. I just want things to be as steril as possible,... Is P.C.ing these a bad idea or unnecessary?


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Re: A question about pressure cooking Perlite... [Re: KerPluNk]
    #586333 - 03/22/02 02:21 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

I think he wants the perlite and verm to case....kerPlunk : yes, you can sterilize them in jars, but i wouldnt tight the lids.....you can always tight them after you take them out of the PC....i bake perlite in tin-foil pans though....


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Re: A question about pressure cooking Perlite... [Re: black_dove]
    #586336 - 03/22/02 02:24 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

no, i will be using the perlite on the bottom of my terrarium, and the vermiculite as a top layer for casing,... is sterilization not important at this step?... many people say it is.


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Re: A question about pressure cooking Perlite... [Re: Sterile]
    #586338 - 03/22/02 02:26 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

and do you case with vermiculite?,... if so, do you take any sterilization measures?
-thanks for the info!


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Re: A question about pressure cooking Perlite... [Re: KerPluNk]
    #586339 - 03/22/02 02:26 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Or just use some aluminium foil......as lid....


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Re: A question about pressure cooking Perlite... [Re: KerPluNk]
    #586343 - 03/22/02 02:35 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Some shroomerites like to case with coarse type vermiculite,(not the fine grade cos it doesnt leave enough spaces between for the casing layer/mycelium to breath) and from what i hear they DO sterilize it by Pressure cooking it...or bake it........


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Re: A question about pressure cooking Perlite... [Re: Sterile]
    #586351 - 03/22/02 02:45 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Thanks STERILE,... you seem to have been the only one who understood my question... Rock On!!!


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Re: A question about pressure cooking Perlite... [Re: KerPluNk]
    #586735 - 03/22/02 10:53 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

your question was confusing cuz you said you put perlite in jars. dont bother PC the perlite, it is not necassary and is a waste of time. i have had the same perlite in my chamber for a while now, i rinse it ocassionaly. if you are going to use verm as a casing layer then yes it is important to steriliz it.

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Re: A question about pressure cooking Perlite... [Re: KerPluNk]
    #586759 - 03/22/02 11:20 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

just bake the perlite every now and then to dry it out so you can rinse it and reuse it-
i dont sterlize it
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Re: A question about pressure cooking Perlite... [Re: KerPluNk]
    #586893 - 03/23/02 02:43 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

i baked mine today at 350 for a little bit, put it back in after washing everything out....everything looks 100 times better, and i feel better about it. did a little spring cleaning in my "room"


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Re: A question about pressure cooking Perlite... [Re: KerPluNk]
    #586922 - 03/23/02 03:41 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Well I pc perlite in jars. First I soak the perlite and then I put it into jars. Lid loose with some foil covering the lid.

It works okee with me....


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Re: A question about pressure cooking Perlite... [Re: MeneerCactus]
    #586934 - 03/23/02 03:52 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

I think you are confused, young grass hopper.

Perlite has no nutrition source. The "ugly stuff" isn't going to be living in a bag of dry perlite. You only thing you might have to worry about is bugs, or, rats?


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Re: A question about pressure cooking Perlite... [Re: KerPluNk]
    #587027 - 03/23/02 07:06 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Take a gallon jug and put a small amount of peroxide in it. Fill the rest of the way with water. Pour the water into the bag of perlite and let soak. Drain excess water and you are ready.


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