Silicone Moisture Absorbant Pack in Curing Jar

Is it okay to use those small, sugar packet sized moisture absorbent packs in your curing jar if It does not touch the cure. Thanks

I would not use them as number one they aren’t something I’d want around my herb and two they are a one way flow and want to absorb moisture and not maintain say 62% like using boveda pack which will release or absorb moisture to maintain that 62%

Alone, silica gel is non-toxic, non-flammable and chemically unreactive. However, some of the beads may be doped with a moisture indicator, such as cobalt (II) chloride, which is carcinogenic. Cobalt (II) chloride is deep blue when dry (anhydrous) and pink when moist (hydrated). This is the reason most silica gel packets are labeled as dangerous or poisonous when eaten. Crystalline silica dust can cause silicosis but synthetic amorphous silica, which is what silica gel is, does not cause silicosis. A chemically similar substance with far greater porosity is aerogel.

Up to you but I don’t know of anyone using them for cannabis

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Sure you do! But they’re using them to keep seeds, not flower.

I agree with what you’re saying about keeping it away from buds.

I don’t know of anyone either and I never have used them or done this for that matter. :slight_smile: I’ll admit I did put them in my one and only jar. Taped them to the top of the container. Thought about it and after reading Keystone Cops and your remarks, I removed them. Resources here are disparate. I have to “jerry rig” almost everything I do. It’s a challenge.

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