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emma.hunt
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carbon snake disposal

Post by emma.hunt » 29 Jul 2019, 11:53

Hi sorry to post, I tried looking for a similar post and I couldn't find one,

A teacher has made a carbon snake with concentrated sulphuric acid and sugar.

How do I dispose of this??

Thank you :-)

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melsid
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Re: carbon snake disposal

Post by melsid » 29 Jul 2019, 12:13

Hi Emma,

To dispose of the snake, I rinse well to remove any unused sulfuric acid, wrap in newspaper and put it into the bin.

Mel

emma.hunt
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Re: carbon snake disposal

Post by emma.hunt » 29 Jul 2019, 12:17

Amazing, Thank you

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Re: carbon snake disposal

Post by Merilyn1 » 30 Jul 2019, 07:45

I leave it in the fume cupboard (with the fan running) overnight before handling it. But, otherwise, yes, rinsing and wrapping in newspaper sounds good.

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Re: carbon snake disposal

Post by emma.hunt » 30 Jul 2019, 08:02

I didn't get to it yesterday so it sat in the fume cupboard overnight thankfully!
Thanks Merilyn

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Re: carbon snake disposal

Post by Merilyn1 » 30 Jul 2019, 10:35

I learnt by "experience" - a bad one at that! :yuck:

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Re: carbon snake disposal

Post by mtg » 31 Jul 2019, 10:09

Lots of water and chuck in the paddock/compost! It breaks down to nothing harmful. If you have no paddock try the above suggestions.

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