silicone will likely not allow for the precision needed. these babies will be going through an exact bore...
yeah i missed the boat. too many projects and too bad we had an ideal el nino year - to boot!
by fall i will be ready for "war". what do you think of adding fluffy materials like papermache (pureeed newspaper, eggcartons, wooddust) can you conduct some independant experiments?
also soaking these materials in compost tea for a few days prior to forming the balls may introduce a few nutrients
which are missing in desert seedball formulas ?!? all my compost is used in growing food so i am forced to look for other materials, ideally trash.
thank you for the urban feedback. i am doing my work as far away form "civilization" as possible
are you in LA?
Silicon baking molds that you can get at Bed, Bath & Beyond would work well for seed bombs. Kind of expensive though.
Since you live in the desert it's getting a bit late in our rainy season to successfully seed bomb. In So Cal it's best to start in December and end in March.
I tried making seed bombs with clay and found that they were way too hard for the little amount of rain we get. They just don't get broken down. Now I just mix dirt, compost, seeds and water. They don't look pretty, but they break down easier. The vast majority of your seed bombs won't produce anything. Vacant lots get mowed or developed into a parking lot and parking strips and road shoulders get sprayed with Roundup. That's just some of the things that happened to my seed bombs.
what is Shuriken?
yes, origianlly i was thinking of a mechanical launcher like a skeet trap shooter. but many "rounds" will need to be fired therefore an adaptation of a paintball marker, longer barrel larger dia bullets a hopper for reloading and an diesel engine run on UFO with a compressor fitted which will provide the propulsion for the bulllets.
yes, thought of the plastic wrap, here in the USA we get free shopping bags with our purchases which are thinner than condoms sometimes made of polyethelene and nothing sticks to them...
never made frozen cheesecaske, sorry cannot comment. email me for an address and i will gladly evaluate it for you :~>
have you looked in rivers or creeks? in germany where i grew up it was usually grey
where i am now it is all red or yellow...
Shuriken shaped seed bombs! Now THAT'S more like it!
Didn't know you were going to fire them with a weapon... but if they break when taken out of the two piece mold, try lining it whith plastic wrap, like you do when making frozen cheesecake!
Penny shaped sounds good, actually, never thought of that. But I've yet to find clay for my seedbombs, so shape is a secondary problem for me at the moment