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RudyC
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Does anyone know if they sell slush powder in capsules? I could be mistaken but I recall a while back they would sell them in capsules.
Unfortunately, I can't locate any.
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It is possible to buy EMPTY CAPSULES. I imagine that a pharmacist could order them. I remember using them in high school (65 years ago!) for some sort of experiment with osmosis.
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Check Amazon. I recently ordered about 500 empty gelatin capsules for something I am working on. I think they were about 4 dollars. They should also have them in stock at a place like Walgreens or CVS.

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Thank you both for your advice. Would the powder take longer to solidify since it's in a
capsule?
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Actually, I can't really picture slush powder working if it's in a capsule form. At least not very well. Capsules don't really dissolve very fast in water, and the amount that you could put into even the largest capsule won't be very much. I don't know what trick you are using this for, but you might want to consider using some other sort of delivery system. Maybe a hollow wand or something? If you can give more information, I'm sure we can help figure something out to solve the problem.

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Right, Allen! Capsules must dissolve (and it's not a fast "operation") The OP never mentioned how he planned to use the stuff. LARGE capsiules are available, but to drop a capsule filled with slush powder into a quantity of water would, I think, be an exercise in futility.

Excuse me, I must get back to my new floating elephant ides. I am planning to have a taxidermist "stuff" an elephant (deceased of course). We will inflate the beast with helium. But to get enough helium into the elephant so that she floats, all four feet (and trunk) stick out at right angles. Oh well, back to the drawing board. maybe if I put the helium in a big capsule......
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As an alternative check out the Slush Wand at www.laflinmagicstore.com it allows you to start with an empty cup.

http://www.laflinmagicstore.com/ProductD......de=MSPDR
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I use a TT with a Flip Tip. It's a TT that you use to load a silk sponge ball or powder
Works great.
I bought it at a meeting lecture but unfortunately I can't remember which lecturer.
Ihor
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Hi RudyC, you may want to have a look at this thread, too:
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......&forum=4
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