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OfflineShroomBoarder
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rather stupid question about cork.....
    #874314 - 09/10/02 10:59 AM (18 years, 8 months ago)

i dont really think i can find vermiculite around my area, and i found that i cant use perlite as a substitute for verm in rice cakes. so my question is can i use cork? because vermiculite is supposed to let air in and out, this was just a thought, let me know what you think.


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Re: rather stupid question abour cork..... [Re: ShroomBoarder]
    #874322 - 09/10/02 11:01 AM (18 years, 8 months ago)

If you have a PC, try using whole grains. I have no problems finding vermiculite, so I can only pass on what I've read in the forums. If I'm not mistaken, people have used coir as a substitute for vermiculite in BRF jars. You might want to try a search of the forum for more information.

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Re: rather stupid question abour cork..... [Re: mickey_rourke]
    #874327 - 09/10/02 11:04 AM (18 years, 8 months ago)

well im using BRF in the cake, so any other input about using cork instead of verm?


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Re: rather stupid question abour cork..... [Re: ShroomBoarder]
    #874329 - 09/10/02 11:05 AM (18 years, 8 months ago)

give it a try...I don't think cork would have the nutrients needed like verm does


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Re: rather stupid question abour cork..... [Re: UFOz8MyGoat]
    #874334 - 09/10/02 11:08 AM (18 years, 8 months ago)

Well, verm doesn't have any nutrients. It is in the BRF jars to retain moisture and keep things loose and airy. I suppose cork could work, but once again, I have no experience with anything other than verm in a BRF jar.


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Re: rather stupid question abour cork..... [Re: mickey_rourke]
    #874343 - 09/10/02 11:10 AM (18 years, 8 months ago)

would i have to fear contams more with cork than with vermiculite?


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Re: rather stupid question abour cork..... [Re: ShroomBoarder]
    #874359 - 09/10/02 11:18 AM (18 years, 8 months ago)

As long as it's sterilized then you should be Okee Dokee


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Re: rather stupid question abour cork..... [Re: rheidiohed121]
    #874389 - 09/10/02 11:31 AM (18 years, 8 months ago)

how would i go about steralizing cork? cuz my idea of how tog et cork was steal a bunmch of these little cork stoppers from my schools chemistry lab, and break them up into small peices then sue them as a verm sub.


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Re: rather stupid question abour cork..... [Re: ShroomBoarder]
    #874402 - 09/10/02 11:35 AM (18 years, 8 months ago)

Yeah, break it up, mix with the substrate you are using and then pc or boil (whichever you prefer). Same as verm.


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