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Red_RaveN
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Posted:I have made a pair of lightstick poi and I wonder if it is safe to keep the stick on the string for a while? I find spinning with them better and I'm also lazy to change them : o ) so... What do you say?

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frostypaw


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Posted:If they don't have "this lightstick will selfdestruct in 24 hours" written on it you're probably fine

you could check the packaging to see if the contents are toxic but they're usually not these days, they WILL stain clothing though if they leak/spray fluid everywhere mid-spin


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NYC


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Posted:Glowstick ingredients are nontoxic. The only thing you need to be careful for is the broken glass in the stick itself. I've played with the glowy stuff in a stick that was broken open and it was really fun for a while until I realized I had tiny shards of glass all over my hands. They actually didn't hurt me, but be careful.

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DarkDevil


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Posted:I'm actually trying to get my hands on the raw materials of Glowsticks, i can get Hydrogen Peroxide, now i need Phenyl Oxalate and Fluresent Dye. Any Ideas?

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frostypaw


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Posted:quote:I've played with the glowy stuff in a stick that was broken open and it was really fun for a whileA good hour or two of drunken fun can be had like this... break a stick REALLY carefully - minimum glass breakage and shake it gently to mix - then once you get bored with wafting it around and the usual glowstick malarky puncture a small hole and let it all pour out onto say... your table in the pub

it was mostly an accident honest

then play with it a lit nightlight style-candle will warm it enough to make it glow very brightly around the base, and you can use a lighter to make bits of it glow up at a time then trace out bits of hot/bright glowliquid to make a little sun

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Posted:DarkDevil, I've said it before but the sad news is: The easiest and cheapest way to get chemicals for glowsticks is to crack open a bunch of glowsticks.

The individual chemicals are way more expensive and hard to find.


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MillenniuM
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Posted:Then how do glowstick makers make a profit?

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DarkDevil


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Posted:yea, really though, because i cracked open 2 tonight after the hole in one broke and i poured it into a water bottle and it was barely half a centimetre deep. I'm sure its roughly the same amount if not cheeper, and definately less pain in the ass, i just need to find a supplier...

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frostypaw


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Posted:quote:Originally posted by MillenniuM:
Then how do glowstick makers make a profit? By buying in bulk?


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Red_RaveN
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Location: Sala, Slovakia

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Posted:quote:Originally posted by frostypaw:
If they don't have "this lightstick will selfdestruct in 24 hours" written on it you're probably fine

you could check the packaging to see if the contents are toxic but they're usually not these days, they WILL stain clothing though if they leak/spray fluid everywhere mid-spin Umm.. No selfdestruct sign... Only a sign saying "Light" : o )

I had a fair deal of staining at the party as my glowstick poi collided and one of the stix broke... It was rather stinky... But what got me most was this little girl I saw beating at her purse. I was like Whaa..? She tried to pour the glowstick chemical over her purse so it would glow... I still cant understand how she could withstand the smell...


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