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Re: My Findings on Dessicants
    #66572 - 10/12/99 02:45 PM (17 years, 9 months ago)

Have you ever heard of Damp Gone? It is also calcium chloride, kinda looks like brown kitty litter. I actually have trouble finding it sometimes, but it works and can be regenerated fairly easily by placing in 400 degree oven for about an hour and a half. If anyone actually knows a supplier or source of Damp Gone, please post it after you read this.

Anyway the reason behind my post is to ask Shroom God this. I have used a fan, but it turned my shrooms a very dark color. Is this normal? I placed them on a grate in front of the fan, not on the fan itself, which seems like it would be less effective, but less damiging, if that is what I did to them? Any thoughts??????



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Re: My Findings on Dessicants
    #66574 - 10/12/99 03:07 PM (17 years, 9 months ago)

Wow, ShroomGod, thanks for the info

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Re: My Findings on Dessicants
    #66575 - 10/12/99 03:42 PM (17 years, 9 months ago)

ShroomGod,

Thanks for answering my other "Dessication" thread, and also for thoroughly researching it and sharing your conclusions with all of us. Peace out.

mL.

[This message has been edited by mYstIC LorE (edited October 12, 1999).]



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Re: My Findings on Dessicants
    #66576 - 10/12/99 04:19 PM (17 years, 9 months ago)

Foster, I think DampGone is calcium chloride with a clay binder or some such to prevent it from "melting" in to chunks. I have heard of it, but I haven't used it.

As for the strong bluing action under a fan, I sometimes get this and other times do not. I too am curious about it, but I don't think shrooms that turn more blue necessarily have been more damaged. I've had plenty of super strong shrooms that blued heavily during drying and others that did not. I really don't know what it means.

ShroomGod



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Re: My Findings on Dessicants
    #66577 - 10/12/99 08:51 PM (17 years, 9 months ago)

Foster here you go:
http://www.rutland.com/care2/care2.htm


Peace,
Fonz



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Re: My Findings on Dessicants
    #66578 - 11/19/00 02:37 PM (16 years, 8 months ago)

ttt


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Re: My Findings on Dessicants
    #66579 - 11/19/00 04:30 PM (16 years, 8 months ago)

Hi ShroomGod,

You should consider trying potassium carbonate. It is extremely hygroscopic. I left a small amount out in my garage, and in only a few hours it had sucked so much water out of the air that it had become an oil!

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Re: My Findings on Dessicants
    #66580 - 11/20/00 12:13 PM (16 years, 8 months ago)

ShroomGod is gone...prodigy...


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Re: My Findings on Dessicants
    #66581 - 11/20/00 12:35 PM (16 years, 8 months ago)

is calcium phosphate a dessicant? i bought a big bucket of it from the paint section of a hardware store and it said it was for taking moisture out of basements and stuff
its a brown rock type thing that resembles brown perlite or crushed geolite. i tried using it but it didnt work very well (if at all) thanks

peace



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Re: My Findings on Dessicants
    #66582 - 11/21/00 11:19 PM (16 years, 8 months ago)

Calcium phosphate isn't listed as hygroscopic in my chem list, so I'd say it isn't.

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Re: My Findings on Dessicants
    #66583 - 11/22/00 04:06 AM (16 years, 8 months ago)

thanks for all the info shroomgod.

ill take your info into consideration when buying dessicant at the store.



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Re: My Findings on Dessicants
    #66584 - 11/22/00 09:46 AM (16 years, 8 months ago)

nice blast from the past.
i concur with his evaluations.
my only revision would be the price cited for 'flower art' silica gel, which was ~$7 US for 5 pounds at last check.

considering its' wide availability,
[hobby lobby, walmart, crafts stores],
its' re-usability,
low toxicity,
and general effectiveness,
silica gel is my best pick. esp. if you pre-dry with a fan/breeze.



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Re: My Findings on Dessicants
    #66585 - 11/23/00 06:03 AM (16 years, 8 months ago)

What ever happened to ShroomGod.. Where did he go?? That guy was the most amazing fountain of knowledge!

Come back ShroomGod, we need your wisdom :tongue:

Cheers,

Thor..



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