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If the gas is slightly lighter than air how do you know for sure the seeds are sitting in it?

Tenting sounds like it might be detrimental to the test.

I was looking forward to tossing a banana peel on each plants soil to help but I don’t think that’s going to do anything helpful. 🤣

I have chopped them up and added them to the Bokashi soil so that might help grows. They seem to break down just fine this way. 🤔
well, could capture the gas and let seed/seedling set in the tube with it for a little i suppose
 
If the gas is slightly lighter than air how do you know for sure the seeds are sitting in it?

Tenting sounds like it might be detrimental to the test.

I was looking forward to tossing a banana peel on each plants soil to help but I don’t think that’s going to do anything helpful. 🤣

I have chopped them up and added them to the Bokashi soil so that might help grows. They seem to break down just fine this way. 🤔
Ethelyne gas is heavier than air. My sequestering it in the bag should keep a high enough concentration that builds up as the peels release the gas. While the gas is heavier than air and will fall to the bottom, I just laid the bag on its side so that the gas had a better chance of exposing the seeds.

As I mentioned before, you could use one of the tea strainers posted and put the seeds in so that they don't touch the peels and only get exposed to the gas. The zip loc serves 2 purposes. It collects the gas and it keeps bugs and other things out.
 
Ethelyne gas is heavier than air. My sequestering it in the bag should keep a high enough concentration that builds up as the peels release the gas. While the gas is heavier than air and will fall to the bottom, I just laid the bag on its side so that the gas had a better chance of exposing the seeds.

As I mentioned before, you could use one of the tea strainers posted and put the seeds in so that they don't touch the peels and only get exposed to the gas. The zip loc serves 2 purposes. It collects the gas and it keeps bugs and other things out.
Oh I read it was lighter, but slightly?

Let me see if I can find that again.
Same gas isn’t it?

“Ethylene is extremely flammable and will burn in an oxygen atmosphere.

C2H4 + 3 O2 → 2 CO2 + 2 H2O
Hydration of ethene yields ethanol.

Oxidation with peracids gives ethylene oxide.

Physical​

Ethylene is a colorless gas at standard conditions, lighter than air, with a sweet odor and taste.”

 
Oh I read it was lighter, but slightly?

Let me see if I can find that again.
Same gas isn’t it?

“Ethylene is extremely flammable and will burn in an oxygen atmosphere.

C2H4 + 3 O2 → 2 CO2 + 2 H2O
Hydration of ethene yields ethanol.

Oxidation with peracids gives ethylene oxide.

Physical​

Ethylene is a colorless gas at standard conditions, lighter than air, with a sweet odor and taste.”

Not sure why they are saying that but here is a sort of MSDS on the gas


Look under the category of Physical and Chemical Information/Physical Dangers
 
Not sure why they are saying that but here is a sort of MSDS on the gas


Look under the category of Physical and Chemical Information/Physical Dangers

I see what it says but I get conflicting information on other sites. 🤷‍♂️

I tried WHMIS and other government sites but nothing notes that specifically.

A fire fighter web site says this.

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It’s included in the old acronym too.

I’m not a chemist so I have no idea. I think it’s in the ball park to be either as it’s 1.46 for weight. Just a guess as to why I get conflicting info. Not worth debating.

But I’m surprised how flammable and toxic it is.
 
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