24th May 2005, 01:38 AM
Thirsty Hippo ?
Anyone of you ever using "Thirsty Hippo" as ur dry agent to put in the container to keep the lenses, camera fungus-less?
**anyone heard about this before? and anyone using it for the moment?
i think those thirsty hippo fuctioning as "silica gel", but more powerful, isn't
it? please correct me if i'm wrong.
** A can of thirsty hippo only cost you SGD1 and u use use it for a year.....
24th May 2005, 05:37 AM
Maybe it is too thirsty that it suck out all the moisture to way below the optimal storage huminity level?
Not very sure about this.
24th May 2005, 08:51 PM
Originally Posted by mobby
Doubt the RH will fall to 0%. I put one in my dry cabinet and the RH is at 35-40%.
24th May 2005, 08:57 PM
The longevity of the product before the bottom portion fills up with water really depends where you put it. I hv one in my car, toilet and clothes cupboard. I don't bother to check on them daily but when I do they are already full of water - time to put in a new one - after 3 months or so.
Originally Posted by besh
Obviously it absorbs water faster if the area is damp, such as a not-so-well ventilated toilet, more so in the toilet cabinet.
24th May 2005, 09:25 PM
I use 'Thristy Hippo' for many years liao. No prob with my camera and lenses.
But one thing, you must take out your equipment once a week like that so that the 'Thristy Hippo' won't suck too much humility and become too dry.
24th May 2005, 09:30 PM
24th May 2005, 11:02 PM
yeah, i open the container once awhile... maybe 3-4 days once, and let some "wet air" go in, so, it wun be too dry. what do u think?
25th May 2005, 12:22 AM
i don think the humid level can reach below 30 even you don open it up for many day.