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Type of Vermiculite
    #647069 - 05/27/02 03:14 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Are there differant types of vermiculate (like differant grades) because the only bag my store had didn't have a grading on it and i'm worried that it won't give the mycelium enough room to grow. The litte stones or vermiculate chips are about 1-2 millimeters so i'm assuming it's a medium grade. Is this the right type?

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Re: Type of Vermiculite [Re: fjbk47985]
    #647072 - 05/27/02 03:22 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Personally, I have used the finer type of vermiculite (also didnt have a grade specified) and it produced nice cakes that colonized well, and fruited aggressively with the Treasure Coast strain growing on it. I used the pf method to colonize, and a casing method was used that consisted of 1/2 " layer of verm, topped with 4 cakes, crumbled of course, then cased with another 1/2 " layer of moist verm. (both layers were moistend actually) This setup worked well for me.


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Re: Type of Vermiculite [Re: fjbk47985]
    #647640 - 05/27/02 12:15 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Shouldn't be a problem. Worst case scenerio is that it takes longer to colonize.

Mycelium can grow through wood, drying manure and even hard packed sandy substrates in the wild. I dont think it would have a problemg growing thourhg some fine verm.

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Re: Type of Vermiculite [Re: angryshroom]
    #647979 - 05/27/02 02:57 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

this is a test to see if my pic shows up.

There is a Fungus amoung us.

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