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OfflineRoJoCaBRitO
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hella extra perlite
    #986307 - 10/23/02 12:50 PM (15 years, 6 months ago)

I'm broke (farm's been doin shitty) and i have a huge bag of perlite and some jars in incubation. Could i use the perlite to case these jars? i've been lookin around and havent found a perlite only casing method. would i be better of buyin some verm and use that?
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Re: hella extra perlite [Re: RoJoCaBRitO]
    #986323 - 10/23/02 12:58 PM (15 years, 6 months ago)

Perilite does not retain moisture to well . So my guess would be no , but you can try if you are desperate .


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Re: hella extra perlite [Re: RoJoCaBRitO]
    #986886 - 10/23/02 04:35 PM (15 years, 6 months ago)

i would definately look into another type of casing, perlite evaporates water into the atmosphere, i don't think it is possible to use it in a casing.


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Re: hella extra perlite [Re: subtlepoint]
    #986976 - 10/23/02 05:06 PM (15 years, 6 months ago)

thanx, all i needed to know


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Re: hella extra perlite [Re: RoJoCaBRitO]
    #987484 - 10/23/02 08:41 PM (15 years, 6 months ago)

I have never tried but my guess is perlite will probably stop growth completely, casing is best if relatively lose. Perlite wet will compact itself and turn into almost a brick and probably kill everything under it. At least that is my guess based on what the perlite at the bottom of my fruiting chamber dose.


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