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Old 05-18-2014, 11:04 PM   #1
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Squash sinking

What is the secret to squash sinking?. I get it to then sometimes it won't .

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Old 05-18-2014, 11:16 PM   #2
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I use those stupid little forks no one likes to eat with.

Just stab it into the meaty end of the squash and it sinks beautifully.
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Old 05-18-2014, 11:56 PM   #4
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Wow great idea

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Old 05-19-2014, 08:17 PM   #5
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If someone in your household balks at fork robbery from the flatware, you can usually find stray forks cheap (under a dollar) at thrift stores or yard sales. Just make sure they are stainless steel and not aluminum.

You can also tie fishing line or cotton string/thread around the fork handle with a long enough piece to let it run from the bottom of the fork to the top of the aquarium for easy retrieval if all the cucumber, squash, whatever, doesn't all get eaten before it starts to fall apart.
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:06 PM   #6
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That is a good idea! Would a plastic fork with the handle "planted" into the substrate work as well?

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Old 05-19-2014, 09:26 PM   #7
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I think you would probably have the weight a plastic fork under a rock or something in order for it to work. They are simply weigh much less than water, so will float as much or more as vegetables.
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Old 05-19-2014, 10:27 PM   #8
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Boil the piece of squash then immediately put it in a nice bath and I will sink. If I doesn't work the first time just repeat it again till it sinks when you put in the water.
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Old 05-19-2014, 10:39 PM   #9
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I suppose that would work. I just don't like boiling nutrition out of the food if the kind of fish I'm feeding can and will eat it raw.
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