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Calling All Chemists

Posted: Fri. Sep. 23, 2011 11:15 pm
By: ValterBorges
Coal Mice formula:

Is magnesium oxide the right stuff to make a mouse? How much per mouse? Anything else?
http://www.skylighter.com/mall/product-details.asp?id=313

Re: Calling All Chemists

Posted: Fri. Sep. 23, 2011 11:18 pm
By: ValterBorges

Re: Calling All Chemists

Posted: Sat. Sep. 24, 2011 8:21 am
By: WNY
I just break up charcoal (2-3 chunks) or cowboy coal, make some good hardwood shavings from my hand plane, shredded newspaper and wrap them with newspaper or put in a small paper bag....seems to work every time. Just bury it in the coal, light, let burn for 10-15 secs, then turn on the combustion blower.

some people cut of a Road Flare into chunks and put one in the bag too!

Re: Calling All Chemists

Posted: Sat. Sep. 24, 2011 12:05 pm
By: jpen1
Youwant to be careful as the magnesium oxide can spontaniously combust. The word on the street is that is what caused alaska's fire.

Re: Calling All Chemists

Posted: Sat. Sep. 24, 2011 12:07 pm
By: ValterBorges
I'm currently doing the charcoal, newspaper, wood shavings using a small chimney but it takes a while and it produces lots of smoke. Would like a quicker less smoke way to do it.

Re: Calling All Chemists

Posted: Sat. Sep. 24, 2011 12:09 pm
By: ValterBorges
jpen1 wrote:Youwant to be careful as the magnesium oxide can spontaniously combust. The word on the street is that is what caused alaska's fire.
I guess a little smoke is better than going up in flames. :blowup:

Re: Calling All Chemists

Posted: Sat. Sep. 24, 2011 8:30 pm
By: ValterBorges