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Old 03-29-2014, 06:46 AM   #101
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Oooh I just checked tracking and my sodium nitrite arrived! I forgot to get the mail today. But it's almost 3AM so it will need to wait until tomorrow.

I really want to make the nitrite chart, nitrate chart and do a bunch of research for all of our new theses but I am just mad busy with a deadline on something next Saturday I can't wait for it to be over so I have some hobby time to engage in science nerdness.
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Old 03-29-2014, 07:34 AM   #102
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Oooh I just checked tracking and my sodium nitrite arrived! I forgot to get the mail today. But it's almost 3AM so it will need to wait until tomorrow.

I really want to make the nitrite chart, nitrate chart and do a bunch of research for all of our new theses but I am just mad busy with a deadline on something next Saturday I can't wait for it to be over so I have some hobby time to engage in science nerdness.

Lol I know how you feel. I've been studying osmoregulation a bit more closely lately as it became apparent I needed to do more research. With the help of someone on here I'm getting closer.

Yay to sodium nitrite!
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Old 03-29-2014, 07:37 AM   #103
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Hey Jen I've also been doing some free online courses in biology and chemistry that are starting to overlap into the things we do in this hobby.

IF you can make any more time I would suggest trying one if these. Alison courses.
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Old 03-29-2014, 09:57 AM   #104
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References are something I do not do. Simply because I do not like when people make a huge rank on something they have read when it is being proven wrong right I front of you. Like previous on a different thread someone made a rant on how the nitrogen cycle worked it was in the atmosphere. I believe in learning from doing so either someone on some forum tells me something I look at the pros and cons and decide to try it. Then I can remember exactly what happened in my case.

And I am sorry, I did not see the I.... You say an active ingredient in gunpowder so I assumed your were talking about potassium nitrate. I'm sure you can create your own.
But your links are seeing to be legit so I'm probably going to take a look at it.
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Old 03-29-2014, 09:58 AM   #105
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Oooh I just checked tracking and my sodium nitrite arrived! I forgot to get the mail today. But it's almost 3AM so it will need to wait until tomorrow.

I really want to make the nitrite chart, nitrate chart and do a bunch of research for all of our new theses but I am just mad busy with a deadline on something next Saturday I can't wait for it to be over so I have some hobby time to engage in science nerdness.
Is the sodium nitrite going to react with the chemicals used in the text kit?
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Yes. It will turn purple.
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Old 03-29-2014, 03:20 PM   #107
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Hey Jen I've also been doing some free online courses in biology and chemistry that are starting to overlap into the things we do in this hobby.

IF you can make any more time I would suggest trying one if these. Alison courses.
Oooh yes I want to look at those! Should I just look up Alison courses?
I told my husband I wanted to go back to school and his eyes about bugged out. Because that is obviously impractical/impossible/improbable/illogical and many more negative i words.
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Oooh yes I want to look at those! Should I just look up Alison courses?
I told my husband I wanted to go back to school and his eyes about bugged out. Because that is obviously impractical/impossible/improbable/illogical and many more negative i words.

Lol yeh I've been looking at open university courses but I just cannot justify the cost. Only just finished paying my last student loan!

Alison courses. The first one is the fundamentals of biology which is basically school level but there are still a lot of useful things in there. Then it goes up to level 2 and 3.
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References are something I do not do. Simply because I do not like when people make a huge rank on something they have read when it is being proven wrong right I front of you. Like previous on a different thread someone made a rant on how the nitrogen cycle worked it was in the atmosphere. I believe in learning from doing so either someone on some forum tells me something I look at the pros and cons and decide to try it. Then I can remember exactly what happened in my case.

And I am sorry, I did not see the I.... You say an active ingredient in gunpowder so I assumed your were talking about potassium nitrate. I'm sure you can create your own.
But your links are seeing to be legit so I'm probably going to take a look at it.
sorry, I assumed that nitrite was a component in explosive, but I don't actually know that since I don't make explosives
Potassium nitrite just didn't seem to be a readily available component.

I'm not sure what you meant by the first part. Are you saying you don't like it when people quote lab papers and such at you?
If I always believed the bad info that is perpetuated by people in this hobby, who don't know any different and are just spreading what the last person told them, I don't feel we would get anywhere. So I am definitely not a person who believes what people tell me because I think that people are taught incorrectly by the person who came before them. The only thing I can truly trust is lab work performed in a controlled environment (I mean research papers, not my kitchen counter tasks)
My experiment thus far is a pretty good example. I am pretty sure that by all accounts, my 16ppm ammonia should be "stalling the cycle". Pffft.

Obviously this only applies to the technical things and not so much the practical things.
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Thx for the tip Caliban. I'm going to look into that. I hated chemistry in high school....maybe this time I will pay attention!!!
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