perlite/water mix ratio in incubator

camouflage

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My nosey be is gravid and I will be using a incubator. I will be using perilite for the substrate.

What would be the perilite to water ratio?

I just picked up a exo terra incubator hopefully I have no problems with it.
 

Mike Fisher

Established Member
My nosey be is gravid and I will be using a incubator. I will be using perilite for the substrate.

What would be the perilite to water ratio?

I just picked up a exo terra incubator hopefully I have no problems with it.

Add as much water as the perlite will hold and just a little more.;)

Here's what I do:
Fill colander with perlite. (the pure white stuff)
Rinse fully under sink.
Fill egg box several inches full of pre-soaked perlite.
Add water to the box until you have 1/4" to 1/2" standing water at bottom.
Top off water as needed when it gets low from evaporation.

It doesn't get any easier. :)

If your tap water is high in chlorine, you might let the water sit for a week or more for the chlorine to evaporate out before using it. I've personally never had a problem with using plain old tap water.
 
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