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Re: Ammonium Dichromate Volcano

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  • From: Trevor Cunningham <tr_cunningham@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2008 07:59:35 -0700 (PDT)
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i couldn't get enough of those things when i was a kid!  no side effects here, so far
"somewhere between zero and one...everything else is exaggeration" - Anonymous

----- Original Message ----
From: Alberto Novo <alt.list@albertonovo.it>
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Sent: Saturday, October 18, 2008 12:40:35 PM
Subject: Re: Ammonium Dichromate Volcano

the original black snake, or Pharaoh's serpent, is mercury thiocyanate.
It is a white powder, insoluble in water but slightly soluble in methyl
This and the Volcano are good exampes of how toxic were some plays for
children -and their family!


> Hi Trevor,
> I can't vouch for the video, but my volcano was just like that and it
> was only dichromate.
> But thanks for raising an interesting point, and one that merits some
> investigative reporting.  Check out:
> http://chemistry.about.com/od/chemistryhowtoguide/a/blacksnakes.htm
> The snakes lit by the children at my house this 4th were made in China
> and contained no list of ingredients.  The snake-lighting was done
> with adult supervision, but no special care was directed to not
> touching the pellets, so I'm a little nervous.    Snakes are easy to
> light.  Dichromate is not.  I think I'm going to crush one up and see
> if it hardens gum.  I'll let you know if I come up with a Snakotype.
> Keith
> On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 5:14 PM, Trevor Cunningham
> <tr_cunningham@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Is there a second chemical involved there?  Or are those little snake
>> pellets they sell at the 4th of july made from AD?  That was pretty cool.
>> "somewhere between zero and one...everything else is exaggeration" -
>> Anonymous
>> ----- Original Message ----
>> From: Keith Gerling <keith.gerling@gmail.com>
>> To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
>> Sent: Friday, October 17, 2008 2:54:03 AM
>> Subject: Ammonium Dichromate Volcano
>> Bored with gumprinting?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ula2NWi3Q34

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