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Vermiculite used in egg incubation

Vermiculite in Egg Incubation

Interestingly and rather unusually, vermiculite is used to incubate eggs, specifically reptile eggs. Eggs of all different kinds of reptiles including geckos, snakes, iguanas and even turtles can be placed in exfoliated vermiculite and left to develop before they hatch. Once in a plastic container or something of the sort, the vermiculite must in most

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Vermiculite in Pizza Ovens

Did you know that vermiculite can be utilised to make ovens?! Indeed, pizza and bread-baking ovens specifically can be made using vermiculite that is mixed with cement. These ovens can be constructed fairly easily at home with exfoliated vermiculite and other refractory materials such as fire bricks. Vermiculite is an ideal ingredient in such ovens

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5 Things you had no idea that Vermiculite was in

Vermiculite surrounds us on a daily basis and yet, few individuals know it. Indeed, vermiculite is almost everywhere due to the fact that it is a very versatile mineral with many desirable properties and is thus utilised in a number of end-use applications, in a wide array of industries. Here are 5 things you probably

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Vermiculite in Insulation and Fire Protection

Vermiculite is a popular choice for home insulation in lofts because it possesses high thermal stability and is thus an excellent insulator. The presence of vermiculite as an insulator can dramatically reduce the quantity of heat lost in a home and is consequently a very economical investment. For this very reason, it has been utilized

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Vermiculite in Hydroponics

Hydroponics is the method of growing plants in soilless formulations using mineral nutrient solutions. The roots can be supported by an inert mineral such as vermiculite. However, vermiculite does more than just physically support the plant. Due to its ability to retain water and rationalise its release, it is able to maintain a hydrated environment

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Palabora’s 2017

Overall, 2017 has been a very successful year for Palabora Europe. The team and all of our service providers continue to deliver a quality experience to all customers, providing key support at every stage of the supply chain, and this is something that we are very proud of. Sales in 2017 have been largely characterised

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FAQs

Q. What is vermiculite? Vermiculite is hydrated phlogopite mica, a naturally occurring mineral possessing a number of desirable properties. When heated, it has the remarkable ability to expand many times its original volume, a process called exfoliation.   Q. What is the minimum order size at Palabora? There doesn’t really exist a minimum order size,

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Vermiculite in Construction

Vermiculite is utilized on a large-scale in the construction industry – but how or why exactly? Due to its slight bulk density, exfoliated vermiculite is an ideal ingredient in the manufacturing of lightweight concretes and plasterboards. These concretes can be used for in-situ roof and floor screeds and in the fabrication of precast products. Vermiculite

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Vermiculite in Agriculture

In agriculture, vermiculite is used in crop farming. As in horticulture, it can also be utilized as a fertilizer in this industry. Vermiculite is sterile, inert and has an impressive cation exchange capacity – one considerably higher than competing products. Its presence resists changes to soil pH thus protecting the crop from potential damage caused

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Vermiculite in Horticulture

One of vermiculite’s most well-known end uses is its extensive application in horticulture. Within this industry, exfoliated vermiculite is most commonly utilized as a key contributor in compost formulations. Vermiculite’s presence helps to improve the structure of the soil and furthermore, many of its properties enable the stimulation of growth in plants, allowing them to

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Latest Articles

  • Vermiculite used in egg incubationVermiculite in Egg Incubation
    Interestingly and rather unusually, vermiculite is used to incubate eggs, specifically reptile eggs. Eggs of all different kinds of reptiles including […]
  • Vermiculite in Pizza Ovens
    Did you know that vermiculite can be utilised to make ovens?! Indeed, pizza and bread-baking ovens specifically can be made using vermiculite that is […]
  • 5 Things you had no idea that Vermiculite was in
    Vermiculite surrounds us on a daily basis and yet, few individuals know it. Indeed, vermiculite is almost everywhere due to the fact that it is a very […]
  • Vermiculite in Insulation and Fire Protection
    Vermiculite is a popular choice for home insulation in lofts because it possesses high thermal stability and is thus an excellent insulator. The presence […]
  • Vermiculite in Hydroponics
    Hydroponics is the method of growing plants in soilless formulations using mineral nutrient solutions. The roots can be supported by an inert mineral such […]