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is this enough??
    #899641 - 09/22/02 05:41 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

i was wondering if its enough to just put cakes in a small tupperware box with wet perlite in the bottom? i have no sort of terrarium or heating/humidification setup. i need to know if this is enough and jsut put it aside. also, how wet does the perlite need to be?


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Re: is this enough?? [Re: zazz]
    #899657 - 09/22/02 05:48 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

just make sure that where ever you put the box is a few degrees cooler than where you incubated them. give the perlite all that it will absorb.
you'll be fine


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Re: is this enough?? [Re: zazz]
    #900075 - 09/22/02 09:27 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

um, i dont think perlite absorbs water.

just put your perlite in a strainer and run water through it all, then let it drip a little and put it in your terrerium. If you notice the humidity going down a little just give the perlite a little bit of water.


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Re: is this enough?? [Re: zazz]
    #900083 - 09/22/02 09:31 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

As long as you can see no standing pools of water, your perlite is not too wet. Bascially if you have 3/4 of an inch of perlite, 1/4-1/2 of an inch of water is good.


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Re: is this enough?? [Re: ]
    #900280 - 09/22/02 10:55 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Perlite def soaks up water.


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Re: is this enough?? [Re: Zwieback0]
    #900416 - 09/22/02 11:47 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Yeah perlite definatly soaks up water :laugh:  It also wicks the water easily to whatever it touches.  I wouldn't recomend setting cakes directly on the perlite.  You will only get one or two flushes that way before the cake gets waterlogged.  Best to set them in a jar lid ( I fill mine with wet vermiculite) and set on the perlite.  I would also mist the sides of your container daily when giving air exchange this will help keep the humidity up.

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