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InvisibleZildjian
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silica gel
    #1088678 - 11/26/02 09:40 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Is silica gel a good dessicant? I've read that it absorbs up to 40% it's weight in water, as opposed to drierite which absorbs 10%, yet drierite is recommended in the FAQ and not silica gel. Why?


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Re: silica gel [Re: Zildjian]
    #1088879 - 11/26/02 10:56 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Silica Gel is a good dessicant although I've never come across drierite here in the UK so can't give any comparison there.

Hope that helps in some way !  :smile:


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Re: silica gel [Re: Bi0TeK]
    #1090053 - 11/27/02 06:03 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

thanks for the info, I've put about 53 grams of wet mushrooms in a tupperware sitting on top of a paper towel covering a litre of silica gel placed in the bottom. I didn't think the 3 chamber thing would really be required, and i didn't have the tooks to make one anyway. Do you think this will work?


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Re: silica gel [Re: Zildjian]
    #1090169 - 11/27/02 06:55 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

You can get silica gel at your local shoe store, there is a lttle bag in every box.

I find just laying them on the counter in a warm room overnight dries them fine!


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