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OfflineOrbita6974
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would this be a problem...
    #726449 - 07/06/02 02:04 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

can you substitute perelite for vermiculite with out any problems (i will be useing the alien cake tek recipie)


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Re: would this be a problem... [Re: Orbita6974]
    #726460 - 07/06/02 02:10 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

No, one retains water and the other releases water.


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    #728201 - 07/07/02 04:34 AM (15 years, 1 month ago)



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Re: would this be a problem... [Re: Orbita6974]
    #728270 - 07/07/02 05:29 AM (15 years, 1 month ago)

what if you soaked perlite first. and used halfper/ half peat moss.


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Re: would this be a problem... [Re: Orbita6974]
    #728593 - 07/07/02 09:24 AM (15 years, 1 month ago)

check out the advanced forum there is a thread with some unfished results up.....


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Re: would this be a problem... [Re: Macey Howard]
    #728604 - 07/07/02 09:31 AM (15 years, 1 month ago)

Moe!
In that case... maybe Perlite would work great for invitro growing? yes/no?

Hammy


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    #728628 - 07/07/02 09:47 AM (15 years, 1 month ago)



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Re: would this be a problem... [Re: Macey Howard]
    #729078 - 07/07/02 01:07 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

i am going to use the alien tek substrate formula for my first batch of creepers from thelitteguy.com and the formula said not to substitue anything but rules were ment to be broken....right. i just have to find a job now to get the flow for the grow. i cant wait to try out the hydra pod it seems like gods gift to the shroom world


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Re: would this be a problem... [Re: Hammerloaf]
    #729117 - 07/07/02 01:29 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

i am not exatly sure what perlite is, but i dont think that mycelium could "digest" it and use it for nutrients at all. about it being good for invitro, you could probably use dry perlite as the top layer instead of dry verm and then water it to start the mushrooms to fruit, but perlite is kinda dirty right out of the bag so you should probably clean it first.


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Re: would this be a problem... [Re: aluminum_can]
    #729132 - 07/07/02 01:36 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

mycelium doesn't digest verm.


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    #729247 - 07/07/02 02:23 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)



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Re: would this be a problem... [Re: Macey Howard]
    #729424 - 07/07/02 03:50 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

im just going to stick to the resipe i think that it will leave less variables to my first couple of batches.


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Re: would this be a problem... [Re: Orbita6974]
    #729444 - 07/07/02 04:13 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

Dont hold me to this as Im yet to grow, but from what I understand, the vermeculite is simply used to supply the growth with water, whereas, the BRF is used for nutrients. So if Moe Howard is right, about how it would keep in the moisture when sealed, then it should work. However, Ide stick to plans that are more tried and true, you know!

Im yet to see vermeculite, but Im also yet to look! Ive looked for perlite, and if vermeculite is as easy to find (Garden section at wal-mart/canadian tire) Ide see no reason in substituting it.


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Re: would this be a problem... [Re: iiiSENiii]
    #729486 - 07/07/02 04:38 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

I have shrooms groing on perlite cakes as we speak...They take a lot longer to pin(14Days!) and the fruits are small. This is my first grow and have casings and cakes just to experiment with once I realized I messed up. It can be done but the cakes are very dry and Moe is right about keeping them in small enviro. I had to transfer back to the smaller shoebox for more Rh.

I would try to find vermiculite. You will be happier


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