Diluents are an essential part of any successful hydroponic gardening system. Viscosities are a very important factor in hydroponic production and compliance with local regulations. So just how can you make sure your products are smooth enough to be both safe and consistent? By utilizing non-toxic dabblers, diluents, and an effective air pump.
Using non-toxic dabblers and diluents
Using non-toxic dabblers and diluents will increase your product’s potency, yield, and consistency. The higher the viscosity, the harder and thicker your hydroponic crops will be. This means that the harder they are to produce, the more potent and concentrated you can make your finished product. With high potency and consistent viscosity level, you’ll have less work in less time and enjoy greater yields than you might with lower viscosity strengths.
Another important factor in safety and potency is how your product turns out after applying the diluents. We all know how important flavor is to growing and producing great quality hydroponic crops. The higher the viscosity of your soil, the more powerful your flavor will be. The ability for the wax liquidizer to spray or drip your product into the substrate will also affect how the product turns out after use. The more consistent you can be with spraying your fruits, vegetables, seeds, and crops, the better the flavor will be. This is one of the reasons dabblers and diluents are important to make for higher quality products.
The Ingredients Needed to Create these Liquidizers
The ingredients used to create these products may sound simple, but many farmers and growers are not aware of how the properties of the ingredients work. Most commercial vegetable oils, such as soybean, cottonseed oil, safflower oil and corn oil are too dense to allow the terpenes to vaporize easily. These dense oils will bind with surface minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, iron and trace elements and prevent the vapors from entering your soil. To release these oils, the best solution is to blend the liquidizers into your soil mix. The solvents in terpenes liquidizers allow air to pass through the soil, carrying the oils throughout.
As you mix your soil with the Terps USA 710 Liquidizer, watch the levels of dissolved solids and oils in the soil mix. If there are too many dissolved solids and oils, the liquidizer may not be strong enough to dissolve the materials. This can lead to inconsistent coverage in your soil mix, or poor draining of some of the ingredients of your mix. If you are using a diluent that has a low volatility, you may need to mix it several times before the soil and liquidizer is effective in breaking up the soil and slinging the components out of the soil mix.
Some common ingredients you may encounter when mixing soil and diluents is anhydrous ammonia, cellulose fiber glass particles, carbon dioxide, compressed air, ethylenediamine, epoxy, poly sulfonyl methane (PMA), polysulfone, quartz crystal silica, silicone carbide, urethane, zinc, and more. In some cases, you may need to experiment with the concentrations of each ingredient to find the ones that work best together. For example, anhydrous ammonia requires a stronger formulation than does quartz crystal silica. A strong anhydrous ammonia concentration will result in a cloudy white mist that can disrupt plants or interfere with vapor control in your vaporizer or heater.
Some manufacturers recommend a dilution of their products with vegetable oil, but others do not. A good rule of thumb is to use the recommended percentage in the recommended dosage size for your personal vaporizer or heater. This way, you are sure you are getting the right amount of vapor for your specific product. If you are mixing your own DIY juices and diluents, simply follow the directions for your specific product, which usually have the dosage and proportions listed in the ingredients list for the specific type of liquids and mist that you are mixing.
For added potency, you can try mixing other herbal extracts like lemongrass, ginger, chamomile, or peppermint to increase the aroma and taste of your DIY juices and syrups. When mixing different herbs together, it is important to mix them carefully so that the combined potency is distributed throughout the herb. When using a microwave, ensure that your concentration level is set to the recommended potency or lower. While there are no safety concerns about mixing your own spices in a microwave oven, it is always best to play it safe with any ingredients you use in your own personal creations.