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OfflineMycelium
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whats the difference?
    #694312 - 06/22/02 02:55 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Can someone tell me the difference between Perlite and Vermiculite?
I tried finding Vermiculite at the local Walmart but they only had Perlite. Can I use Perlite instead of Verm?


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Re: whats the difference? [Re: Mycelium]
    #694334 - 06/22/02 03:09 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

You need verm. Perlite doesn't absorb water like verm.


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Re: whats the difference? [Re: Mycelium]
    #694364 - 06/22/02 03:30 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Perlite is used to create humidity in the chamber. verm does not serve this purpose. If you need verm and can't find it, go online. All the suppliers sell it these days.


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Re: whats the difference? [Re: Mycelium]
    #694569 - 06/22/02 05:34 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Try Frank's Nursery. They ALWAYS have it. Even out of season. You get a nice sized bag for like $5.


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Re: whats the difference? [Re: Mycelium]
    #694620 - 06/22/02 05:55 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Vermiculite is a clay based absorbant, while Perlite is a silicate based absorbant (I think) like really big grains of sand. Clay (Vermiculite) HOLDS moisture while Perlite readily releases moisture. Vermiculite is used to grow the substrate of the mushroom's primortial structure known as mycelium because it holds moisture for the substrate to grow. Perlite is used on the floor of the terrarium to release moisture to maintain humidity.
Kitty litter and oil absorbant sold at auto parts stores, are both made from vermiculite.
I only know this because my lawyer told me so. BTW, I consulted my lawyer before making this post.


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Re: whats the difference? [Re: GRTUD]
    #694639 - 06/22/02 06:02 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

they're all just things if you think about it, things that just are..


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Re: whats the difference? [Re: Mycelium]
    #694764 - 06/22/02 06:48 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Aahhhhhhhhhhhhh

my very first post here. i am excited, lol

Anyway, i too had the same trouble with Wal-mart, i actually think they do not carry verm.
I finally found it at Lowe's for like 8qt. for $3

casper


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Re: whats the difference? [Re: Mycelium]
    #695196 - 06/23/02 12:29 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Here you go!
All the facts, right from the source:

http://www.schundler.com/

I'm also looking for a cheap source to purchase small amounts. So far only Dr. Bluethumbs has small amounts at a reasonable price. If you want, I'll give you a link to where you can get a minimum amount of 8 cubic feet for $42 plus shipping.


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Re: whats the difference? [Re: La_casper]
    #695981 - 06/23/02 11:39 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

i cant see ur post la_casper.....It's like a ghost and all i see is blankness, space, hollowness,and eternal emptiness.

Now i cant see U!!!

Ur xcited????>>>huMM, can a ghost get excited that way????

LaZy ME



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