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Invisiblethe_Landotter
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Perlite Problem?
    #642750 - 05/24/02 06:55 AM (15 years, 5 months ago)

Hiya folks! First time grower here...

Briefly: I have 1 3/4" of dry, sterilized perlite in my terrarium with a little over a 1/4" of distilled water (with a smidge of hydrogen peroxide) at the bottom. And yet my humidity level is only at 75 - 80%. How do I boost the humidity? Do I have enough water in there or should I add more? My cakes are not birthed yet so there's no rush.

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Re: Perlite Problem? [Re: the_Landotter]
    #642758 - 05/24/02 07:08 AM (15 years, 5 months ago)

Hi there!

Here's what's worked for me. I added about 5cm of perlite and 2.5 cm of water with a little H202. The containers I use are pretty big, so I have a bubbler stone too.

I think using 2 inches of perlite with water at a 2:1 ratio should to the trick though.


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Re: Perlite Problem? [Re: the_Landotter]
    #642785 - 05/24/02 07:33 AM (15 years, 5 months ago)

basically you just want your perlite damp.

you can mist the sides.....and put in a air bubbler and it will help you get more humidity.

Are you sure you have a good humidity gauge ?

If you need more help....feel free to pm me....everyone else does....lolzz

good luck!


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Re: Perlite Problem? [Re: shianggu]
    #642792 - 05/24/02 07:37 AM (15 years, 5 months ago)

So, what you're saying is that for every inch of perlite there should be .5" of water, right? So if I have 2" of perlite, the water level should be at 1"? Do you find you have problems with suspended water droplets/condensation with your set-up?

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Re: Perlite Problem? [Re: Roadkill]
    #642798 - 05/24/02 07:42 AM (15 years, 5 months ago)

What you said about the humidity guage worries me. I purchased mine from the pet store - it's a reptile guage. They told me they were v. accurate. Are there better ones out there?

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Re: Perlite Problem? [Re: the_Landotter]
    #642801 - 05/24/02 07:45 AM (15 years, 5 months ago)

2:1 ratio, yes. At first I tried the ratios I saw in the shroomery FAQ, but that only gave my +-85 humidity. So I upped the perlite and water. The bubbler stone I have helps with air exchange too though.

I haven't had any problems with condensation yet. The walls of my containers are wet but the only real droplets I see are on the inside of the actual casing trays.

My hygrometer reads 92-96. It's a digital one and I'm not 100% sure of it's accuracy, but I have shrooms growing so...

Hope that helped.


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