***DIY WATER WIGGLER***

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by HumbertPrepper, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. HumbertPrepper

    HumbertPrepper New Egg

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    Phew. I happened upon this thread today and got excited. Not long ago I filled a plastic Easter egg with hydrated diaper gel after drilling a hole in one end to accommodate the probe.squeezed the ends together and voila my very own ghost chick.

    Diaper dust is the powdery polymer substance in disposible diapers. It absorbs fluids and doesn't tend to drip if done right. It looks like granulated egg whites. Best $2 investment ever.
     
  2. steven29128

    steven29128 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never heard that one.
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    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Any chance the diaper dust could leak out ?
     
  5. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nice quick idea to prevent spillage...

    I use the stuff as a soil additive to some high moisture requirement plants I keep in the house...

    The actual chemical name for the powder is sodium polyacrylate, you can find it inside modern diapers, as well as in many 'moisture control' soil additives, and in some novelty products...

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Miracle-Gro-0-75-lb-Water-Storing-Crystals-100831/202563065
    http://www.amazon.com/Squishy-Baff-Bath-Kit-Pink/dp/B001W9AM1K

    The above stuff is more like sand vs the fine powder you will find in a diaper...

    Or you can buy it in bulk on Ebay and what not...

    Little fact... If you use pure distilled water it will absorb about 800 times it's own weight in water, but if you use tap water it will only absorb about 300 times it's weight due to the impurities in the water...
     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2015
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    N F C just blowing in the wind Premium Member Project Manager

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