[Homestead] What's going on with this list?
WarrenSmith at PalmettoBuilders.net
Thu Nov 4 00:48:39 EST 2004
> Denise, not stinking too badly now (I don't think)
Denise and James, thank you both for responding. As a gift to you Denise I
quote this nugget from the old tractor list I subscribe to:
In _Veterinary Histology_, Dr Thomas Caceci says
"Forget what you have heard about tomato juice: it doesn't work. Skunk
is composed mainly of low-molecular-weight thiol compounds. (Thiols are
compounds with the -SH radical attached to a carbon atom.) In industry,
alkaline hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is used for scrubbing similar compounds
from waste gas streams. A report in the October 18th, 1994 Chemical and
Engineering News (published by the American Chemical Society) gives this
modified formula for use on housepets:
1 quart 3.0% hydrogen peroxide solution from the drugstore
1/4 cup baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
1 teaspoon of liquid soap
This quantity is the "house cat sized" version; make up multiples as
for larger animals. Rinse the odoriferous victim of the skunk's rage in
this, work it well into the fur, and follow with a warm tap water rinse."
Folks who have used this recipe report astounding results. The chemical
reaction neutralizes the thiols, and the odor disappears instantly.
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