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Re: Wool Mops & etc.
Since Bun-Bun said she only uses natural tannins as dyes, I don't
think the effect would be any different than a tiny bit of peat in a tank.
But your point is well taken regarding artificial dyes.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Donna M. Recktenwalt" <dmrecktenwalt at prodigy_net>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2001 8:33 AM
Subject: Re: Wool Mops & etc.
> Hi, Bun-Bun -
> As a spinner myself who's done some dyeing (natural and otherwise), I
> wouldn't use anything that you've dyed. I think the chemicals involved
> pose a risk for the fish (are we always certain we get everything out?)
> Mordants are pretty potent things, and some of the natural dyes have
> strong things in them too.
> As for the undyed wool, I've not tried it, but I don't see that it
> do any harm, as long as its thoroughly washed and rinsed first. Oils and
> residues from dipping etc. would have to be removed.
> Give it a try with some fish you can spare (should the effects prove
> lethal) and see. Might be another way to go!
> Best regards - donna
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bun Bun" <ridgerunrbunny at hotmail_com>
> To: <KillieTalk at aka_org>
> Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2001 5:55 AM
> Subject: Re: Wool Mops & etc.
> > Wool, contrary to popular opinion can be boiled, pressure cooked,
> > sterilized, over and over again in order to remove oils. As long as it
> > not agitated or has a rapid temperature change it will not "felt". If
> > so gets it all out,,,, I don't know. I'll have to do that and try it.
> > long as I can spin it who cares if it would rot. I can use it once and
> > throw it away. If the fish like it better, it only costs me my time,
> > is pretty valuable.
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