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Invisiblerobinhood2
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why does mold grow on peat?
    #882138 - 09/13/02 02:28 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

I've been wondering this. If the casing layer is supposed to be non-nutritive, why does mold grow on it? My friend pasturizes a 50/50+ mixture and cases with it, and it starts to get a greyish mold on the top layer when in the terrarium. It happens almost immediately. He scoops it off, but it keeps coming back. He even sprays an h2o2 solution on it, yet it still comes back the next day. How does one keep this stuff away when you constantly have to fan it and introduce new air? Is there something better than peat that doesn't mold?

Robin


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Re: why does mold grow on peat? [Re: robinhood2]
    #882159 - 09/13/02 02:38 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)



For One.. Spray Lysol (A lot of it) all around the roomgrowing chamber before fanning..  If your water it too much that could be a reason..  For casings to try, look into  Coco-Coir ..    You can get this at pet stores.. It comes in a compressed brick(reddish looking).. T-Rex makes it..  Mix that 50/50 with Verm and thats a good mix also. 

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Invisiblematts
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[Re: happygrins]
    #882177 - 09/13/02 02:58 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)



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Invisiblerobinhood2
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Re: why does mold grow on peat? [Re: matts]
    #882186 - 09/13/02 03:05 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

My friend uses the 50/50+ tek with 50% peat, 50% verm, 8% hydrated lime, and 15% crushed oyster shell. This has been prone to mold. So you're saying he wasted his money on a big bag of peat and a few pounds of shell and lime? He should have just bought this Jiffy Mix? Man, he's not gonna be happy about that!


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Re: why does mold grow on peat? [Re: robinhood2]
    #882299 - 09/13/02 03:54 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

I exclusively use Jiffy Mix and never have problems with contamination. I throw old trays out because of diminishing returns, not mold.

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    #882388 - 09/13/02 04:39 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)



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Re: why does mold grow on peat? [Re: robinhood2]
    #882446 - 09/13/02 05:18 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

Dude mold wll grow on you if you dont watch i!

"As soon as I wake up rom this goddam dream, Ican write that goddam book"

chief Mojo Rising


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    #882476 - 09/13/02 05:32 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)



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