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Re: [BKARTS] moldy PVA


If the mold is in your source jug, I'm going to guess that after pouring for the mix, you tipped a drip back into the jug with your finger or a brush... and got some contamination back in the jug. Rigorous adherence to the principle " the source jug is an exit only device" might prevent this in the future. Or maybe something else happened.

Don Drake
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On Oct 21, 2005, at 11:43 AM, Deb Dormody wrote:

My jug of Jade 403 sprouted a big batch of mold - as
did my separate mixture of 50/50 methyl cellulose/PVA.
I'm assuming that this has something to do with the
nine days of rain that the Northeast recently endured.
But this has never happened in the 5 years that I've
been in my space before. Could it be some sort of 'bad
batch?' or just too much dampness to endure?

I'm aware that some people combine additives to
prevent this sort of thing, but since this was an
anomaly, I'm just looking for a cause.
And can I just scrape off the top and continue to use?


Pawtucket, RI

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