I’ve bought a few of these “Crystal Clay” kits at http://www.crystalclay.com, and I was wondering what exactly is the crystal was that is comes with.
The stuff really does absorb something like 100 times its own weight, resulting in a jello-like substance. I’d like to perhaps get more of this crystal, perhaps in bulk form, and not by buying doezens of thee plant kit things.
Anybody know what this stuff may be? It’s kinda neat.
If I remember correctly from high school chemistry class… those are “super-absorbant polymers”. You find them in things like “super-absorbant” diapers.
I’ve always been looking to find this stuff in bulk… the closest I’ve seen was at a novelty-gift store in the mall. But even then they were only selling it in containers big enough to gel up the water in a single glass. and it was something like $5 bucks a pop. certainly too expensive to really start playing around with.
I don’t know if this will get you any closer to your answer… but there’s some more info, anyhow.