Homemade Glow Stick (Bottle)

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Re: Homemade Glow Stick (Bottle)

Post by Breaker316 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:17 pm

Other than the fact that this is a hoax...Well done "preppers". Your naivete will come in really handy in the zombie apocalypse...but people actually though it was a good idea. A bottle of mountain dew is as big and heavy as...a TORCH. You'd actually carry a bottle of mountain dew around just because you like the idea of getting light by mixing household items. Sure, it's what McGuyver might do...me, I'll stick to just carrying spare batteries. Glowsticks are useless for illumination. They give your position away to everyone for miles around, but have very limited range, endurance, and can't be turned off. If you can be bothered to carry mountain dew, baking soda and all that around just on the off chance that you may need to make a glowstick out of it...you are an idiot. "What if you lose your torch?" you ask? What if you lose your mountain dew, baking soda or peroxide, I say. If you are that careless, just carry an extra torch. The people who use torches will be laughing at the idiots trying to improvise light by rubbing a dead squirrel against a used tampon while zombies eat their brains. The people who bring matches and lighters will sit around their fire and watch the friction firelighters freeze to death, THEN be eaten by zombies.

Re: Homemade Glow Stick (Bottle)

Post by Katiebug » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:04 pm

The Mountain Dew thing does work, but you need to add Dish Soap and a few extra things to get it to glow. Not worth the trouble if you're caving and need an emergency light. I don't know anyone who carries dish soap when caving.

Re: Homemade Glow Stick (Bottle)

Post by Cia212 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:35 am

Iwanci wrote:
4 g sodium carbonate
0.2 g luminol
0.5 g ammonium carbonate
0.4 g copper sulfate pentahydrate
approx. 1 litre of distilled water.
50 ml of 3% hydrogen peroxide


Where do we buy this stuff?

Re: Homemade Glow Stick (Bottle)

Post by Iwanci » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:11 am

here ya go....

Actually that won't work, you will need Luminol, not Mountain Dew. The YouTube video is actually a scam, i'm sorry to say. What the guy did is he put glowstick fluid in the mountain dew bottle. The color of the soda disguises the glowstick fluid so that when he pours it into a glass you just see Mountain Dew. When he shakes it up it activates the glowstick fluid to make it glow.

This is the actual recipe for glowsticks. Theres no way that the simple household items that were shown in the video could make a glow.

4 g sodium carbonate
0.2 g luminol
0.5 g ammonium carbonate
0.4 g copper sulfate pentahydrate
approx. 1 litre of distilled water.
50 ml of 3% hydrogen peroxide

So the answer to your question is that it actually does NOT last at all, because the experiment wont work in the first place.

However, if you're looking to save some money you can usually get an extra half-hour or so out of a glowstick if you boil it for a few minutes.

Re: Homemade Glow Stick (Bottle)

Post by Iwanci » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:09 am

Sorry, me thinks this has been busted several times.. ie, its a hoax...

Re: Homemade Glow Stick (Bottle)

Post by -Marduk- » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:03 am

Newdawnrising wrote:My kid will love this, thanks Marduk. :flop:

:flop:

Lets upload the results in this thread.

Re: Homemade Glow Stick (Bottle)

Post by Eldorado » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:00 am

We used to go caving a bunch.......that sounds like the best solution for an emergency caving light/lantern.......


Any idea how long it lasts for on a single reaction????

Re: Homemade Glow Stick (Bottle)

Post by Newdawnrising » Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:59 am

My kid will love this, thanks Marduk. :flop:

Re: Homemade Glow Stick (Bottle)

Post by -Marduk- » Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:50 am

Evildweeb wrote:Also...............

Take a bottle of regular water, add two or three drops of bleach, and place it in direct sunlight. When it gets dark, the bottle should glow.

Chemical reaction, don't ask me, I just drink. :flop:


Cheers


:cheers:

:)

Re: Homemade Glow Stick (Bottle)

Post by The57ironman » Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:50 am

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....i'd like to give that a try... :flop:


....whonoo..?

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