FOWC with Fandango — Chemical

Fandango’s choice of the word Chemical today could well go hand in hand with my previous post about our vet visit earlier and some of the comments that it generated.

Sodium chlorate was popular for use as a weedkiller until it was banned by the EU in 2009. Nothing equally as effective has replaced it, and Round Up is going to be withdrawn due to cancer risks.
Ammonium Sulphamate, also a widely used weedkiller, has also been banned by the EU.

Potassium permanganate was popular in the fish world for stopping fin rot, people used to use it as an anti fungal foot treatment, antiseptic for cleaning wounds,  treatment if ulcers and eczema, and also for purifying water.
I have fond memories of potassium permanganate, as we put it in the school swimming pool and it turned the water purple. My Dad had gone one better as a boy and put some in a pond, where it turned the frogs orange. They were all OK by the way.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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6 Responses to FOWC with Fandango — Chemical

  1. Sadje says:

    Wow! Orange 🐸 frogs!

  2. Ruth says:

    Potassium Permanganate in the swimming pool – must have looked impressive! 🙂

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