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    #3650783 - 01/19/05 11:28 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

ooh shit!!!!! i used some flower drying silica gel to dry some mushies, will i die if i eat it? its got a tiny bit of blue indicating crystals which i have read are bad for u if you whiff them or eat them. the mushies didnt touch the stuff, but i was wondering if anyone has used this stuff and had bad things happen, of course if anything bad happened then you probably wouldnt be here to tell...... anyway any thoughts would be apreciated!!!!!!!1 :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:

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Re: desicant [Re: smoorhsmmm]
    #3650835 - 01/19/05 11:41 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I use silica gel. Just keep the mushies off of it with wire mesh or chicken wire. I've had smaller mushrooms fall and had to pick them out of the silica gel, but the silica gel doesn't stick to them or cause any harm.


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Re: desicant [Re: pshawny]
    #3651868 - 01/20/05 04:12 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

The blue crystals contain heavy metals. If the shrooms dont touch there wont be a problem...if they do you may get sick but chaces are extreamly small if at all present due to the very small amount the shrooms would touch and they wouldnt absorb much, then you dont eat many mushrooms at a time when you do eat...

All in all, dont swet it but try not to let them touch the stuff.

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