Home | Community | Message Board



Please support our sponsors.

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Amazon Shop for: Beef Jerky, Dehydrator, Dessicant, Silica Gel

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Offlinentoksik8
Stranger
Registered: 08/26/05
Posts: 62
Last seen: 10 years, 11 months
drying with cat litter
    #4682229 - 09/19/05 03:56 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

I got this cat litter, made out of silica gel. Will this work the same as a desiccant??

thanks.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleFooManM
 User Gallery

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 02/02/05
Posts: 8,792
Loc: Earth Flag
Trusted Cultivator
Re: drying with cat litter [Re: ntoksik8]
    #4682241 - 09/19/05 03:58 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

It's worth a shot, but make sure you don't let the shrooms and the litter touch each other.


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinentoksik8
Stranger
Registered: 08/26/05
Posts: 62
Last seen: 10 years, 11 months
Re: drying with cat litter [Re: FooMan]
    #4682279 - 09/19/05 04:08 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Ofcourse. It says it asorbs order and wetness, so I hope it will work. Would it be better to bust it up into smaller chunks, right now its like pencil erraser size chunks...

foomanshroom u the man..


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleLakefingers

Registered: 08/26/05
Posts: 6,439
Loc: mumuland
Re: drying with cat litter [Re: ntoksik8]
    #4682280 - 09/19/05 04:08 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Keep us posted on that. I live in an area where it is very difficult to get a hold of desiccant and I'd like to know of more common alternatives (that work)...


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinentoksik8
Stranger
Registered: 08/26/05
Posts: 62
Last seen: 10 years, 11 months
Re: drying with cat litter [Re: Lakefingers]
    #4682313 - 09/19/05 04:18 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

OK, will do. I have not air dried because I dont have a fan setup at the moment. Would it be better to let them sit out and then into the catshit box, or stright into the catshit chamber?


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleFooManM
 User Gallery

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 02/02/05
Posts: 8,792
Loc: Earth Flag
Trusted Cultivator
Re: drying with cat litter [Re: ntoksik8]
    #4682358 - 09/19/05 04:31 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

You can dry them a few ways. I use a dehydrator, works REAL good. You can let them sit out on a rack or a paper towel for a few days, but desiccant is what gets the shrooms real dry. If you are having trouble finding desiccant, go to Walmart, Kmart or a similar store and look for Damp Rid. It it used to decrease humidity in a small room or closet. Don't be shy to ask for it, I doubt anyone will know what you are going to use it for :smile:  You can also get desiccant from a pharmacy for free. It comes in little packets in their medicine vials and they throw hundreds out every month. Ask the pharmacist or any employee there for some. If they want to know why, tell them you make  your own beef jerky and you use the packets to keep it fresh :smirk:


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflinePinx
Stranger
Registered: 06/20/05
Posts: 56
Last seen: 9 years, 5 months
Re: drying with cat litter [Re: FooMan]
    #4682389 - 09/19/05 04:39 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silica_gel

Its high porosity, around 800 m?/g, allows it to adsorb water readily, making it useful as a desiccant (drying agent). It can reduce the relative humidity in a closed space to around 40%. Once saturated with water, the gel can be regenerated (dried) by heating it to 150?C (300?F) for 1.5 hours per liter (about 1 dry quart measure or about 30oz weight) in a thick-walled Pyrex dish. Silica gel is non-toxic, non-flammable and chemically unreactive.

However, some of the beads may be doped with a moisture indicator, such as cobalt (II) chloride, a chemical that is known to cause cancer and changes color when moist. Cobalt (II) chloride is deep blue when dry and pink when moist. Another common indicator in use becomes yellow when moist. While non-doped silica gel is non-toxic, the chemicals used to dope it can be toxic and are the reason most silica gel is labeled as dangerous or poisonous when eaten. Silica dust can cause Silicosis. A chemically similar substance with far greater porosity is aerogel.

we use this stuff in the lab

greets


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinentoksik8
Stranger
Registered: 08/26/05
Posts: 62
Last seen: 10 years, 11 months
Re: drying with cat litter [Re: Pinx]
    #4682468 - 09/19/05 04:57 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Well I rigged up a drying system using the exhause fan on my bud growin cab :smile: So I will let everyone know how the catshit box works in a day or 2.
Thanks for the info guys.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleLakefingers

Registered: 08/26/05
Posts: 6,439
Loc: mumuland
Re: drying with cat litter [Re: ntoksik8]
    #4682549 - 09/19/05 05:17 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

I don't know. I'm new to this like you.
From what I've read I would say that you should fan them and then put them in a box with cat litter in it. Check this out: http://www.shroomery.org/index/par/23384
That's how I'm thinking.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinentoksik8
Stranger
Registered: 08/26/05
Posts: 62
Last seen: 10 years, 11 months
Re: drying with cat litter [Re: Lakefingers]
    #4682712 - 09/19/05 06:10 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Thats the plan so far. Here goes...


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleShnezbit
Psycho-naught
Male User Gallery

Registered: 09/30/04
Posts: 1,196
Loc: The Threshold.
Re: drying with cat litter [Re: ntoksik8]
    #4683303 - 09/19/05 08:41 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

i use cat litter silica. its fine. but you'll need to fan too. or get a dehydrator, which is the best way.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Amazon Shop for: Beef Jerky, Dehydrator, Dessicant, Silica Gel

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Silica (cat litter) Alger 1,194 6 02/15/03 04:38 PM
by deanofmean
* Kitty litter/pure silica gel ? We_come_in_peace 3,639 7 09/02/02 08:57 AM
by We_come_in_peace
* Cat litter? innernetter 1,804 8 02/12/04 02:27 PM
by GregHimself
* Silica Bead Cat Litter as Dessicant? JovialLeprechaun 892 1 12/06/02 02:08 AM
by daussaulit
* Using cat litter as a dessicant Whaletree 1,011 1 06/12/03 11:37 AM
by Pinhead
* An experiment with large cat litter trays eatyualive 1,502 16 03/05/08 09:59 PM
by eatyualive
* Cat litter as verm substitute? jonas 889 3 02/16/03 07:10 AM
by SixCee
* quick quick what can i use to hold moisture in my FC??? Cat litter?? tenotoge 539 7 11/24/08 10:33 PM
by tenotoge

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Magash, Shroomism, george castanza, Prisoner#1, RogerRabbit, Citric, total, FooMan, 13shrooms, stonesun, EvilMushroom666, cronicr, PussyFart
1,422 topic views. 14 members, 57 guests and 24 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Gaiana.nl
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2016 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.043 seconds spending 0.003 seconds on 14 queries.