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Offlinedoug_philips_420
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No access to vermiculite!!!
    #987537 - 10/23/02 09:11 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

I haven't been able to locate any vermiculite. I've been to every store in town and nobody has it and I am not able to order over the internet. I have all the other supplies...is vermiculite 100% necessary? Can I make jars using only brown rice flour and have they worked for you? Thanks for your input.

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Re: No access to vermiculite!!! [Re: doug_philips_420]
    #987573 - 10/23/02 09:29 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

you could try substituting pete moss or maybe perlite. i wouldnt know from experience but it would be a good experiment.


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Re: No access to vermiculite!!! [Re: doug_philips_420]
    #987608 - 10/23/02 09:43 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

If you have a pressure cooker use rye instead of pf substrate.  :cool:


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Re: No access to vermiculite!!! [Re: doug_philips_420]
    #987768 - 10/23/02 10:35 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

you could try perlite but Itll probably not work well, if at all. another option is to try using pieces of wood, namely mulch. Wood absorbs water also shrooms grow on rotten wood. Thirdly try 1/3 crushed rice and 2/3 uncrushed rice for bulk. fourth, go get some verm from one of us, heck I could trade you some verm for a spore syringe or some 1/2 pint jars. PM me.


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Re: No access to vermiculite!!! [Re: doug_philips_420]
    #987778 - 10/23/02 10:42 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

That's a bummer man verm rocks, it seems to make consistence rock I use it even in compost it make it more arid. yeah I would try and help ya out too if you don't have a PC and need the verm.


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Re: No access to vermiculite!!! [Re: doug_philips_420]
    #988087 - 10/24/02 12:40 AM (18 years, 11 months ago)

you cant find verm? :shocked:you must not be trying hard, i live in il and they sell it everywhere. go to home depot, or wannemakers or wherever sells plant supplies and i can almost guarantee that they will have it.


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Re: No access to vermiculite!!! [Re: doug_philips_420]
    #988313 - 10/24/02 01:44 AM (18 years, 11 months ago)

Have you tried petstores? The ones specializing in reptiles annd such always
carries this stuff!


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Re: No access to vermiculite!!! [Re: doug_philips_420]
    #988401 - 10/24/02 02:23 AM (18 years, 11 months ago)

i recently birthed my first cake (GT) with brown rice and perlite. worked fine. slow colonizing, though.


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Re: No access to vermiculite!!! [Re: doug_philips_420]
    #988560 - 10/24/02 03:54 AM (18 years, 11 months ago)

Look in the yellow pages under "mulch" -start with the biggest ad.

Perlite is a distant second choice, but it'll work. Keep the mix on the dry side.


Edited by On_the_Down-Low (10/24/02 03:55 AM)


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Re: No access to vermiculite!!! [Re: doug_philips_420]
    #988573 - 10/24/02 04:03 AM (18 years, 11 months ago)

doug,
do you have a local fred meyer? My dog spot buy my vermiculite there. They have a great selection of potting needs. Including vermiculite, perlite, plastic containers, jars etc.! :smile: Maybe they have a website? 


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Re: No access to vermiculite!!! [Re: Dr Monocle]
    #988668 - 10/24/02 05:13 AM (18 years, 11 months ago)

"i recently birthed my first cake (GT) with brown rice and perlite. worked fine. slow colonizing, though."


how slow? I have verm but the fine kind was all I could find so its taking 6 weeks!


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Re: No access to vermiculite!!! [Re: FreakShow]
    #988683 - 10/24/02 05:28 AM (18 years, 11 months ago)

Home Depot is a hit-and miss affair. The one near me said that it has been illegal to sell for the past year :P...I'm looking into coco coir myself...


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Re: No access to vermiculite!!! [Re: doug_philips_420]
    #989978 - 10/24/02 04:57 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

I found some at the local lowes hardware, if you have one around you might try there.


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Re: No access to vermiculite!!! [Re: LSAuser]
    #990701 - 10/24/02 09:28 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

In reply to:

you could try perlite but Itll probably not work well, if at all


I'll think I'll take Moe's advice over your ass,you've never even grown any shrooms


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Re: No access to vermiculite!!! [Re: doug_philips_420]
    #990758 - 10/24/02 09:44 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

I can also vouch for what Moe said. I ran out of perlite at one time and didn't feel like going out. A mouse I once knew mixed some BRF with Perlite. It seemed to colonize more slowly, but it did work.


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Re: No access to vermiculite!!! [Re: doug_philips_420]
    #990779 - 10/24/02 09:49 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

Do you have a Walmart around? I went there, and the stupid employee said that they never sold vermiculite, and tried to sell me something called "leonardite"... whatever that is... but then I looked around on the shelves, and found a big ass bag of the stuff for $3.97 (canadian).


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Re: No access to vermiculite!!! [Re: doug_philips_420]
    #990892 - 10/24/02 10:25 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

thought about trying a birdseed tek?


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Re: No access to vermiculite!!! [Re: user_exists]
    #994867 - 10/26/02 04:29 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

DEep24blue...I've been all over town. Meijer only has perlite. Lowe's carries verm but hasn't had it in stock for three weeks now.


User_exists...could you point me in the direction of a birdseed tek FAQ? Thanks.

DP


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Re: No access to vermiculite!!! [Re: doug_philips_420]
    #995101 - 10/26/02 06:53 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

Find verm here

I posted the name and add's of this place that sells GREAT verm in this thread. Get it from Sungrow. That what I think they are called. U wont B sorry.


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BTW - Yer q could have been answered w/ a simple use of the search engine.


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