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OfflineJonno
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Has anyone tried Water Gel (Polyacrylamide) in a casing?
    #1655900 - 06/23/03 03:19 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

I was thinking about using water retaining gel to hold water in a casing. Has anyone tried this before?     :mushroom2: 


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Re: Has anyone tried Water Gel (Polyacrylamide) in a casing? [Re: Jonno]
    #1656366 - 06/23/03 06:39 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Polyacrylamide is a carcinogen; watch out.

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Re: Has anyone tried Water Gel (Polyacrylamide) in a casing? [Re: Jonno]
    #1656422 - 06/23/03 07:09 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

There should be no need to formally. Have you checked if this is toxic to fungi? If I remember correcly it is made for plants and
may conatin a fungiside. By all means, pave the way and experiment :smile: 


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Re: Has anyone tried Water Gel (Polyacrylamide) in a casing? [Re: micro]
    #1656547 - 06/23/03 08:08 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Thanks for the tip. From what I have found on the web It seems that the jury is still out on the potential carcinogenic properties of Polyacrylamide in food use but I'm going to scrap the idea anyway.
There is a shroomery link at advanced growing tek/experimental/polymer tek. This gives instructions to use Polyacrylamide and dog food as the spawning medium. Should we warn people about this?


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Re: Has anyone tried Water Gel (Polyacrylamide) in a casing? [Re: Jonno]
    #1656581 - 06/23/03 08:16 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

We've tried it before. It didn't make it through the autoclave and smelled awful burning.

We also took into account that vermiculite is cheaper.


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Re: Has anyone tried Water Gel (Polyacrylamide) in a casing? [Re: Ainasko]
    #1657384 - 06/24/03 01:48 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Hey, a burger kind burger is very carcinogenic. so is smoking, and the sun, and the radation from your walls, and the earth, and space, and everything in this universe is carcinogenic. Everything causes cancer. Everything. Go run and eat some vegtables. Take vitamins and that will balance it out.


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