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What do those little silica packets do?


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#721 of 775 Dennis Nicholls

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Posted August 02 2008 - 03:31 AM

I wonder if I should get silica to line my new canoe. The darned paddle keeps dripping into the hold.
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#722 of 775 Tony Whalen

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Posted August 09 2008 - 06:21 PM

I can't believe this thread is still alive!


That explains why I've been having such a craving for salsa of late though...

#723 of 775 Bryan X

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Posted August 10 2008 - 01:58 AM

This thread is alive because silica doesn't absorb threads. Posted Image

#724 of 775 Cees Alons

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Posted August 10 2008 - 02:08 AM

Lara's with high silica content are more tasty AND nasty!
(I don't know about viscous and vicious.)


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#725 of 775 Bryan X

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Posted August 10 2008 - 09:30 AM

I think you could post that in the "Tribute to Brunettes" thread. Posted Image

#726 of 775 Kraig Lang

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Posted August 11 2008 - 03:30 AM

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I think you could post that in the "Tribute to Brunettes" thread. Posted Image

So you're saying you think the "Tribute to Brunettes" thread should absorb more silica? Posted Image
MOISTURE...*Silica Absorbs It*

#727 of 775 Bryan X

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Posted August 11 2008 - 08:52 AM

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#728 of 775 Scott McGillivray

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Posted March 10 2009 - 06:45 AM

Pffft....I just read this article:

How to Clean Red Salsa Out of Your Carpet Carpet Cleaning Weblog

What a joke. Does not even mention the use of silica packets to clean it up!
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#729 of 775 Bryan X

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Posted March 10 2009 - 09:03 AM

Amateurs!

#730 of 775 Dennis Nicholls

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Posted March 10 2009 - 09:40 AM

Hey, Mr. Silica, silly me banana! Posted Image
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#731 of 775 Dennis Nicholls

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Posted March 10 2009 - 09:48 AM

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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#732 of 775 Bryan X

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Posted March 10 2009 - 10:50 AM

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.

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#733 of 775 Jay Taylor

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Posted March 10 2009 - 11:09 AM

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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.

Don't put it in your microwave or you'll flood the neighborhood!
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#734 of 775 Jimi C

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Posted March 10 2009 - 12:58 PM

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What do those large silica packets do?
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#735 of 775 Jay H

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Posted March 11 2009 - 03:23 AM

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What do those large silica packets do?

I dunno, have the ability to shrink US Dimes to the size of a pinhead?

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#736 of 775 Malcolm R

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Posted March 11 2009 - 05:02 AM

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What do those large silica packets do?
Anything they damn well please! Posted Image

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! Posted Image
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#737 of 775 NickSo

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Posted April 26 2010 - 11:10 AM

They absorb moisture.


#738 of 775 Greg_S_H

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Posted April 26 2010 - 12:43 PM

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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Posted April 26 2010 - 12:44 PM

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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Posted April 26 2010 - 12:45 PM

Oh.

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