What do those little silica packets do?

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  1. Dennis Nicholls

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    I wonder if I should get silica to line my new canoe. The darned paddle keeps dripping into the hold.
     
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    I can't believe this thread is still alive!

    That explains why I've been having such a craving for salsa of late though...
     
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    This thread is alive because silica doesn't absorb threads. [​IMG]
     
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    Lara's with high silica content are more tasty AND nasty!
    (I don't know about viscous and vicious.)
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    (click on me!)
    Cees
     
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    I think you could post that in the "Tribute to Brunettes" thread. [​IMG]
     
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    So you're saying you think the "Tribute to Brunettes" thread should absorb more silica? [​IMG]
     
  7. Bryan X

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    Exactly! [​IMG]
     
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    Amateurs!
     
  10. Dennis Nicholls

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    Hey, Mr. Silica, silly me banana! [​IMG]
     
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    Shipping silica packets across the ocean was a difficult task since they would absorb water in transit. This problem was solved with the invention of the packet schooner , whose speed would deliver dry silica packets wherever they were needed.
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    Not too long ago, my wife and I took our boat out on the lake not realizing that I had a small silica packet with me. The people that lived along the lake were pissed.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Don't put it in your microwave or you'll flood the neighborhood!
     
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    [​IMG]
    What do those large silica packets do?
     
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    I dunno, have the ability to shrink US Dimes to the size of a pinhead?
    Jay
     
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    Anything they damn well please! [​IMG]
    I opened a packet of bacon bits recently and there were two silica packets inside instead of just one. Makes me wonder if silica reproduces via asexual mitosis?
    But, whatever...bonus silica! [​IMG]
     
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    They absorb moisture.
     
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    Da-amn, Nick. Been a LONG time. And you return to finally solve this mystery for us. /img/vbsmilies/htf/laugh.gif
     
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    For those who missed it in the Avatar contest thread, there is information about a plant on Pandora that thrives on Silica:
    Tibineus azureus
    The geode was named for the geological formations of the same name, which are crystal-filled rock cavities prized by collectors. This small, cone-shaped plant has a brilliant shine that varies from bright blue to green along the exterior to pale lavender along the inside of the cone. The hard, abrasive texture of the plant is due to the presence of silicates throughout its tissues. The geode has an affinity for silica, which is absorbed from weathered rock and incorporated into the plant body. The crystalline structure of these minerals causes the brilliant multicolored shine of the geode when it bioluminesces. (Read more) Young geode plants are abrasive in texture but still fairly flexible. They are collected and used as scouring implements for cleaning duties and as abrasive sandpaper for various kinds of construction. Older plants are quite rigid and hold water after a rain. They are collected for use as jars and cups for carrying, holding, and drinking liquids.
    Silica uses on other planets.. makes the mind wander...
     
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