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OfflineLost_Prophet
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Desiccant in the UK
    #1084146 - 11/25/02 01:21 PM (14 years, 11 days ago)

does anyone know where to get hold of some desiccant in the uk?
I spent the whole of today trying different hardware stores in my area such as B&Q, Homebase etc etc. I asked the sales staff and they said they knew what I was after but they didn't stock it and had no idea where I could get some from.
Any help would be much appreciated :wink: 


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Re: Desiccant in the UK [Re: Lost_Prophet]
    #1084171 - 11/25/02 01:32 PM (14 years, 11 days ago)



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Re: Desiccant in the UK [Re: Lost_Prophet]
    #1084486 - 11/25/02 03:41 PM (14 years, 11 days ago)

you can get  it at woolworths if there is one near you, i would avoid the apple and strawberry sented ones but they have the regular stuff as well. (CaCl2)

if you have got lots to dry it's well worth air drying to get most of the water out and finish with the CaCl2. good luck :smile: 


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Goodies in the UK [Re: tank]
    #1084628 - 11/25/02 04:20 PM (14 years, 11 days ago)

I had fun and games looking for all my goodies in London:

Jars - Bonne Mamann jam ?1.19 in supermarkets
Vermiculite, perlite, peat moss, lime, casing trays, max-min thermometer - garden centres
oyster shell, coco coir, aquarium pump and tubing - pet shops
BRF - Holland & Barrett ?1
timer - B&Q ?6
pressure cooker - ?15 at Argos.
spores - $1 or 1euro a print at the Free Spore Ring, or about ?10 per syringe from Smart Botanics, both in Holland.

The only things I had problems with (still not happy) were 'Lysol' antibacterial spray - I settled for dettol spray - and hydrogen peroxide - I settled for the 3% red 10-10 contact lens solution (is this strong enough, anyone?), both in Boots.

I think us UK growers are in a real minority, and should stick together. Any more of us out there, with tips?
Anyone got a better source of H2O2, if you think I need it?


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Re: Goodies in the UK [Re: shirley knott]
    #1084740 - 11/25/02 05:04 PM (14 years, 11 days ago)

I had fun and games myself in Sheffield (UK)

Jars - Bonne Mamann French Conserve jam ?1.19 in supermarkets which are slightly larger than the normal recommended size (370 gram I think) or Morrisons supermarkets sell 4 tapered drinking glasses (340 gram) for 99p!

Vermiculite and perlite - B&Q ?3.99 each per 10 litre bag

Peat moss, lime, max-min thermometer - garden centres

Oyster shell, coco coir - pet shops

Casing trays - Aluminium Diposable Trays from supermarkets (I got mine from Macro in bulk V cheap)

BRF - Holland & Barrett 99p for 500g

Grow chamber - Large, transparent plastic storage boxes ?1 from Pound Land or just about any other Pound shop.

Spores - 1 euro a print from FSRE (Highly recommended!)

H202 (hydrogen peroxide) Hydroponics grow shops.

Syringes - I buy mine in bulk off the net. These guys sell worldwide and they only charge ?6.19 for 100 10ml syringes complete with 1 1/2" needles. You can't get cheaper than this !

http://www.medisave.co.uk/cgi-bin/sh000001.pl?ACTINIC_REFERRER=http%3a%2f%2fwww%2emedisave%2eco%2euk%2facatalog%2fsearch%2ehtml&REFPAGE=http%3a%2f%2fwww%2emedisave%2eco%2euk%2facatalog%2fsearch%2ehtml&WD=syringe&PREVQUERY=RANDOM%3dNETQUOTEVAR%253ARANDOM%26PAGE%3dSEARCH%26SS%3dsyringe%26TB%3dA%26PR%3d%2d1%26SX%3d0%26ACTION%3dSearch&PN=medisave_ecatalogue_Miscellaneous_4%2ehtml%23a397#a397

I couldn't find Lysol spray anywhere either but a mild water and bleach solution in a spray bottle works.

There! Hope that helps us UK growers. We do seem to be in the minority!  :wink: 


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Re: Goodies in the UK [Re: Bi0TeK]
    #1084774 - 11/25/02 05:22 PM (14 years, 11 days ago)

Buy kitty litter. Look for the advertised, '100$ silica crystals' or something along those lines. The thing I dont know about em is if you have to 'recharge' them or not, if so how.


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Re: Goodies in the UK [Re: SixCee]
    #1084809 - 11/25/02 05:35 PM (14 years, 11 days ago)

well checkout this page for all your organic needs. i know magnesium sulfate can be recharged (epson salt). but currently aviable in usa? dunno.
checkout the page.
http://orgchem.colorado.edu/hndbksupport/ochemlabtech.html


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Re: Goodies in the UK [Re: socratesmind]
    #1084819 - 11/25/02 05:38 PM (14 years, 11 days ago)

You can find epsom salts in your local walgreens.


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Re: Goodies in the UK [Re: SixCee]
    #1084860 - 11/25/02 05:50 PM (14 years, 11 days ago)

As far as this threads conscerned I thought it was aimed at the UK and as far as I know theres no Walgreens over here yet but thanks for the advice anyway !


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Re: Goodies in the UK [Re: Bi0TeK]
    #1084879 - 11/25/02 06:00 PM (14 years, 11 days ago)

Yes I did indeed start this thread for people in the UK.
It's nice to know there are some other shroomers from England, thanks for your help
Now I just can't wait to try my first ever shroom  :grin: my first flush should be ready to pick and try in about 3 days or so. I'm so excited


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Re: Goodies in the UK [Re: Lost_Prophet]
    #1085037 - 11/25/02 07:16 PM (14 years, 11 days ago)

Can I suggest; rather then buying them jars from sainsburys and having to scoop the jam out and pay + ?1 for each jar, go to Wilkinson and buy a 6 pack of drinking glasses, if you looked there should be just right size ones, they normally cost ?3 for 6, but I went on special offer and got 6 for ?2


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Re: Goodies in the UK [Re: JimBoB]
    #1085169 - 11/25/02 07:58 PM (14 years, 11 days ago)

Nice one JimBob but Morrisons supermarkets sell 4 tapered drinking glasses (340 gram) for 99p as I said in my first post on this thread which is cheaper. Nice find anyway !  :smile:
 


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Re: Goodies in the UK [Re: Bi0TeK]
    #1086817 - 11/26/02 06:32 AM (14 years, 10 days ago)

Havnt tried the drinking glasses,i use the Bonne Mamann  jars(nice jam)..Got my 2 pressure cookers from boot sales(?5 each)...Got my 1st print from the FSRE(great site)...As for drying the shrooms i have a box with a fan blowing into it,only takes a couple of days and they are nice and dry...I got a 2nd hand electric coffee grinder to powder the shrooms up.......Its good to see fellow UK growers :wink:  Keep on growing...Peace 


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Re: Goodies in the UK [Re: shirley knott]
    #1086842 - 11/26/02 07:13 AM (14 years, 10 days ago)

yeah you can use dettox spray as a substitute for lysol. i work with it, works fine. also, the flash antibacterial wipes are great for wiping down jars and surface areas before doing anything.

at the big boots you'll be able to find hydrogen peroxide. it's a bit expensive, 89p for just a small brown bottle while back home in the states it's like 10cents for a big ass bucketfull :grin: They only sell hydrogen peroxide through the pharmacy, it's not over the counter here (which is what i don't get). So just go up to the pharmacist and ask for h202 they'll be able to give you an overpriced bottle of it hehe


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Re: Goodies in the UK [Re: boO]
    #1086844 - 11/26/02 07:16 AM (14 years, 10 days ago)

also, if you guys have a john lewis or waitrose near you, they sell these tupperware like containers that come in 1/2 pint, 1 pint and 3 pint sizes. they're only like ?1.00, ?1.25 and ?1.50 for these containers and they're pressure cookable. The half pints are good for cakes and the 1-3 pints are pretty good for using grains...


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Re: Goodies in the UK [Re: shirley knott]
    #1087243 - 11/26/02 11:19 AM (14 years, 10 days ago)

i got my first lot of brown rice flour in holland  & barret, but i found you can get it a less than half the price (?1.20 for 1.5kg) in indian shops, pleanty of them about  in any uk city. it is used alot in india cooking. it is sold as rice flour not BRF but the nutritial info on the back seems pretty much the same and it has worked well when i use it.

keep it going uk shroomers.  :smile:

p.s. a good air dryer can be made with a shoe box with a computer fan at one end and a hole at the other, gets the bulk of the water out in a day or two.   


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Re: Goodies in the UK [Re: tank]
    #1087500 - 11/26/02 01:39 PM (14 years, 10 days ago)

Nice one Tank !

I think I'm gonna have to pay the local Indian supermarket a visit !


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Re: Desiccant in the UK [Re: Lost_Prophet]
    #1087608 - 11/26/02 02:23 PM (14 years, 10 days ago)

Look in the automotive stores/isles for driveway salts for melting ice. They should say "Calcium Chloride" somewhere on them.

That's what you need.


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Re: Desiccant in the UK [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #1087612 - 11/26/02 02:26 PM (14 years, 10 days ago)

I don't know if you can get this in the UK, but I have been telling every one of my discovery a few weeks ago. You can get cat litter that has nothing in it but silica sand(dessicant). It is pretty cheap compared to getting it from lab supplies. I believe it should be about 15 pound for about 2 kilos. Just incase you have no idea what it will look like, it is a bag of kitty litter that looks like little plastic balls instead of clay that is the stuff you want.


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Re: Goodies in the UK [Re: Lost_Prophet]
    #1101646 - 12/01/02 08:46 PM (14 years, 5 days ago)

Its reassuring to know that I'm not the only one who had to buy a shitload of jam that I dont much like to get hold of some jars. Have you all seen this UK site http://shroomtek.co.uk/ ? Its not the most comprehensive site but it would be nice to see it grow. Its about time we had a decent UK site for us walmartless folk.


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