Add peroxide to H2O in humidifier?

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By Ryan Waters (Zerogravity) on Thursday, December 20, 2001 - 02:02 am:

I read someone's problem with trich, and the suggestion to add peroxide to the reverse osmosis or purified water in the humidifier. I would appreciate some clarification.

As I understand it, pure peroxide (H2O2)is good to combat cobweb mold (but suspends surface mycelium growth for 2-3 days) and lime is good to fight trich.

My question is...will hydrating with a 10/90 peroxide/water solution from the humidifier hamper the mycelium's growth in the terrarium?

Thanks as always

By plinkerdink420 (Plinkerdink420) on Thursday, December 20, 2001 - 03:06 am:

i have an ultra-sonic, and from what i understand... everything is killed with sound and the H2O2 broken down in the vaporizing process... so it will at least keep the water in your resevior clean... i don't know how a cool mist works, though... if the peroxide is constantly raining on the cakes it will probably slow growth... dunno

By Brad (Raze) on Thursday, December 20, 2001 - 03:53 am:

I dont agree with that, H2O2 needs something to react with. Heat doesnt cause it to break down (I dont think)
I think it just does the same thing water does, and evapourates. But anyways, H2O2 in small quantities wont hurt your cake. You shouldnt have much condensation forming on them anyways

By Cragith Kilbonith (Kilborn) on Thursday, December 20, 2001 - 07:53 am:

I remember I had a spray bottle with h202 mixed in it pretty heavily and I sprayed my verm ontop of my cakes (dbl end tek) and it didn't mess up my cakes. So I don't see how a humidifier could be any worse than what I was doing at the time.

By plinkerdink420 (Plinkerdink420) on Thursday, December 20, 2001 - 01:52 pm:

an ultra-sonic humidifier blasts the water with sound... which kills everything in the water and breaks down the H2O2... heat does cause peroxide to break down, as does light and time... peroxide is unstable... it will slow down things too... every time i get an infection and spray down with some peroxide... everything slows way down, almost seems to pause for a couple of days... bottom line... it probably won't hurt... it's a good idea that is in practice in other people's setups... i usually mix in a little bit, but, like i said, i am pretty sure that the H2O2 doesn't make it out of the resevior