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    I want to repot my PIng Weser but I've been told that the mixture isn't a straight peat/sand-perlite mix. IS there a specific mix or is peat and sand/perlite good enough?

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    NOLU,

    Weser is a mex-ping so a media of equal parts perlite, sand and vermiculite should work. You can also add peat, lava rock or milled sphag if you prefer

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    So one part Peat, Sand, Vermiculite and Perlite? Thanks Pyro.

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    NOLU,

    Not a problem.

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    > a media of equal parts perlite, sand and vermiculite should work.

    Pyro, are you saying that I can grow my Mexican Pings in an inorganic mix of perlite, sand, and vermiculite? If so, that would sure cut down on fungus problems...

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    Shawn,

    It might cut down on fungus, I have never noticed any on mine. I can't guarantee it'll work though.

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    But this inorganic mix of yours works well for you? What species do you grow in it?

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    I am currently growing some p.'sethos'(reverse cross of 'weser') in a mix of equal parts of peat:sand:vermicultie and perlite.

    As for inorganic mixes, I use a mix of perlite:sand and vermiculite in equal parts for pings like medusina, and 'sethos' x gypsicola that like more neutral soils.
    They do fine in organic mixes on the acidic side though.

    I have never had any fungus problems with my pings, so I cannot give good advice there. Probably best to scrape off the fungus and give the plants plenty of air circulation.

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