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Vermiculite, Fine?
    #870109 - 09/08/02 12:56 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

I am close to embarking on a new hobby and friendship.
There is one thing I thought I should run by some more experienced cultivators.
This time of year, home and garden stores are starting to stop ordering vermiculite, the ones that do still carry it do not offer a choice of what grade fineness. All they have is a regular, very coarse brand. I understand the finer the better, can you run coarse vermiculite through a coffee grinder? Although it would be alot of work putting all that vermiculite through a coffee grinder, it would be well worth it for my new friends.
It would also be a great help if someone could reccomend a brand name that sells fine grade vermiculite so perhaps I could have a store order it for me.
I appreciate the patience


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Re: Vermiculite, Fine? [Re: DiscoveredShelf] * 1
    #870164 - 09/08/02 01:32 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

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I understand the finer the better


Where did you hear this???? The fine stuff SUCKS!! You want medium or course verm for all uses.


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Re: Vermiculite, Fine? [Re: DiscoveredShelf]
    #870169 - 09/08/02 01:37 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

Hell yeah fine vermiculite fuckin colonizes slow but thats the only down side to me..if you got time, its no biggy


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Re: Vermiculite, Fine? [Re: TM]
    #870173 - 09/08/02 01:41 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

My information came from a substrate formula from Fanaticus.com
"The finer type of vermiculite is recommended over the coarser type because it holds more water. To ascertain the size of the vermiculite particles, observe them under a photo magnifier next to a millimeter ruler. The finer type of vermiculite has particles averaging around 1 millimeter across (some larger and some smaller). The coarser type has particles averaging around 4 or 5 millimeters across and up to 8 millimeters. Stores usually carry one type. Plus, there will be regional differences in the different brands of vermiculite. Shop around and try to get both types to compare. "
http://www.fanaticus.com/sub-prep.htm

Perhaps I'm looking into the wrong substrate?


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Re: Vermiculite, Fine? [Re: DiscoveredShelf]
    #870177 - 09/08/02 01:42 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

i use fine, and its fine. :smile:


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    #870235 - 09/08/02 07:21 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)



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Re: Vermiculite, Fine? [Re: dog]
    #870353 - 09/08/02 08:35 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

i'm going to have to agree with dog fine verm would work pretty well for a contam barrier but using it in the substrate would seem to hinder the growth of mycelium seeing as the more room inbetween grains of verm there is within reason it should be easier to spread all i've used is course verm and it's worked really well


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