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What in the best powder to refill wind direction bottle's with no smell?
Micro balloons. See link
Why refill when you can buy a new bottle for like $3 and it last for almost ever. i think everyone I have ever bought is lost before it goes empty. I pride myself on my cheapness. But I am not even that cheap!
Zinc sterate powder, it is what comes in the commercial bottles. $20 on eBay and you will have a lifetime supply. Get a snuff/coke spoon for refilling, about $4 on eBay.
I also buy one or 2 on clearance at the end of the year. I don’t lose them but I do misplace. I’m definitely more into milkweed now.
I can assure you there is no need to worry about what it smells like....pretty sure whatever critter you pursue will smell you before it smells whatever powder is in the bottle.
I’ve spent countless days pulling milkweed vines out of orange trees down here, u better hope we never meet!!!! :)
Soap bubbles with unscented laundry detergent or scent blocker clothes wash. Almost free per use.
I just steal some of my wife’s corn starch from the pantry.
Bigswivie- milkweed is not a vine.
I prefer milkweed, but I refill my wind test bottles with Arm & Hammer baking soda.
Carpenters chalk line chalk
Bigswivie- milkweed is not a vine.
Is in Florida
milk weed fuzzies is what I use .... have for almost 40 yrs ...
Absolutely nothing beats milkweed. You can watch it drift along...going up/down/left/right whatever until you get tired of watching it LOL.
I sure love using milkweed also.
It really gives a perfect wind direction when it drifts.
Another vote for milkweed. Bigswivle pretty sure the milkweed we are talking about is different. See the link
Milkweed #1 then chalk line chalk which works great for blood trailing also.
bigswivle: What you have is Araujia odorata. What we call milkweed up north and what the posters on this thread are referring to is Asclepias syriaca....common milkweed.
They are both in the same plant family.....Apocynaceae (Dogbane), but they are not the same plant.
The other nice thing about milkweed is that Monarch butterflies depend on it.
It’s all good!
One cattail=lifetime supply.Learned it pheasant hunting decades ago.
I should’ve been more clear. It’s really just the fuzz as some above had stated that I cut loose. It’ll tell you what the wind is doing at your hand but also it tells you what it’s doing 5 yards 10 yards and 50 yards away to give you a better picture. Powder is going to tell you what it’s doing at your hand, and that’s not always going to help you much.
But as far as the Seed situation, I will drop them right to the bottom of my stand after I pull them from the fuzz thinking that someday I will have a stock of milkweed pods right there available for me and I have yet to get a plant to grow. So don’t come after me big swivel, it ain’t my fault i promise!!!
Pull the foam pad out of your bow quiver and drill a 3/16" hole in the hood. Place a cotton ball under the hole and replace the foam pad. You can pull a small piece of cotton through the hole when you need it. It flies every bit as good as milk weed in the slightest breeze.
Micro Balloons. Chalk, talcum powder, and corn starch don't come remotely close to MB for lightweight powder.
I tried using milkweed but switched to micro balloons due to my intolerance to lactose.
And don't ya hate it when the milkweed goes sour and starts to curdle?
What are microballoons made of?
Cotton & milkweed are plants. Why add garbage?