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Offlinehomelessheathen
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oxidation prevention
    #2283154 - 01/29/04 09:37 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

It seems to me that the best way to dry is with color change silica gel dessicant. I got about three lbs online a while back. It's cheaper in bulk. I think it works faster and better than calcium chloride. It is a pretty blue color. When it is fully saturated with moisture, it turns pink. You recharge it in an oven or micro. I think it pulls more water out of the air than damp-rid.
Afterward, I think this would be good to exclude oxygen:
http://www.corkpops.com/ShopPreserver.html
It's nothing but pure nitrogen. You squirt some in an opened bottle of wine to form a layer of N2 on the surface. For dry storage, put your stuph in a ziplok, squeeze all the air out, then inflate with the N2 with a bit of air space at the top to make sure the stuph is under the N2.


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Re: oxidation prevention [Re: homelessheathen]
    #2283182 - 01/29/04 09:55 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

nitrogen will work but it's an added cost...

if you fan/dehumidifier dry them and then add the silica gel in small packets you'll not have to worry about nitrogen.


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Re: oxidation prevention [Re: Prisoner#1]
    #2283276 - 01/29/04 10:48 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Its amazing just how much further you can go with a dessicant after fanning though.


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Re: oxidation prevention [Re: utopianglory]
    #2284451 - 01/29/04 05:22 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

You know, one of our Shroomery sponsors carries oxygen absorbing packets...I toss one in with a desiccant packet when vacuum sealing goodies for storage or in vials with crystalline or powder substances. Best way to preserve the magic, IMO.


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Re: oxidation prevention [Re: homelessheathen]
    #2284601 - 01/29/04 06:06 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Dry ice will evaporate and remove the oxygen from an undisturbed container. Its much cheaper than nitrogen.

http://www.usaemergencysupply.com/information/packingfood/dry_ice.html


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Re: oxidation prevention [Re: homelessheathen]
    #2284602 - 01/29/04 06:06 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Dry ice will evaporate and remove the oxygen from an undisturbed container. Its much cheaper than nitrogen.

http://www.usaemergencysupply.com/information/packingfood/dry_ice.html


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