Sources of Vermiculite And Perlite

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By Imok Urok2 (Imok) on Wednesday, December 05, 2001 - 05:52 am:

I did a little research and found a couple of sources
of vermiculite and perlite for those who can't
get what they need locally.

One I found on the internet using a Google search
with the parms of "lawn and garden" vermiculite.
Rain or Shine
13126 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97230
ph: 800.966.1033
fax: 503.255.9201
Their web site was having problems when I tried it.
But they do have a 800 number so that is a plus.

A non-internet source I found is:
Antoine's Seed and Supplies (no web site)
1406 W. South Ave
Independence, MO 64052
Phone: 816-252-8660
Fax: 816-252-5083
They have had Vermiculite and Perlite in the dead of winter.
They take worldwide phone-in orders.
They have a great selection of imported spices.
If you need garden equipment or supplies they will sell them to you also.

These are just two sources I found
for those who can't get what they need locally.

If you want to know (too much) about vermiculite
check out Perlite and Vermiculite by The Schundler Company
(talk about information overkill)

good luck :)

By jack Skelington (Sixth_Cents) on Sunday, February 10, 2002 - 04:50 am:

Using the PF TEK (mazatec spores) which is better, vermicluite as a casing or perilite. thanx:)

By jim brown (Shrhobbyist) on Sunday, February 10, 2002 - 05:33 am:

Perlite isn't a casing at all. It has none of the properties of a good casing. Vermiculite is a good casing, it holds water that the mycelium can slowly absorb. Perlite is soaked and it evaporates the water in the terrarium to keep the humidity high. See here. Good luck and welcome to the board.

By jim brown (Shrhobbyist) on Sunday, February 10, 2002 - 05:41 am:

Also, if you are new you are highly recommended to use vermiculite for the casing and Perlite (see above link) for humidity in your terrarium. Cheers!