Dry ice is the frozen form of the chemical carbon dioxide. To put things simply, it’s an extremely cold substance, with its temperature being well under -100 degrees Fahrenheit. You’d think that the sole use for dry ice would be keeping things cold. Well, that is one very common use of this type of ice, but it’s not the only use. In fact, there are lots of other ways to use ice, but just not in a way one would normally think of. Have you ever wondered how you can use dry ice other than keeping things cold? Read this to learn more!
One of the more favored times of year to purchase dry ice is around Halloween… but why? It’s already pretty cold outside, so it can’t be used for coolant. Well, this is actually because it’s a great way to achieve a spooky effect with ease! When combined with water, the ice will begin to sublimate rapidly, creating a very cool-looking smokey effect. It works great during Halloween as a fog effect if you don’t have a fog machine and can also be used as an effect to make your punchbowl much creepier!
Dry ice is quite a fascinating chemical. It’s hard to comprehend that this ice doesn’t have a liquid form. In fact, it’s so hard to believe that many people won’t truly know the truth until they see it with their own eyes. Therefore, dry ice remains a common factor in many science experiments. You can see it across classrooms, and since it’s easy to buy and relatively safe, it can even act as an at-home experiment. Read about one of our favorite dry ice experiments for younger children for a fun and chilly way to spend a summer day!
Natural Mosquito Repellant
What’s funny about ice is that it actually isn’t a bug repellant– it’s an attractor! You see, mosquitoes are attracted to the scent of carbon dioxide– which is what all animals and humans give off either through their breath or their skin. As mentioned earlier, dry ice is the solid form of CO2. But, you can use this attractor to your advantage on humid summer nights. Place a cube of ice in a safe, open container and move it decently far away from the main outdoor event where people are. Mosquitos will be attracted to the scent of the more desirable, highly concentrated CO2 and will leave you and your party guests alone for the evening.
Dry Ice For All Your Needs
Dry Ice Corp is the largest regional supplier of dry ice and related products in the Northeastern United States. Our ice is fresh and delivered right to your doorstep. We are happy to help you determine the best way to ship your goods, whether you have a huge amount of cookies or a single pie, and help you select the perfect amount of dry ice for the job. Give us a call at (201) 767-3200 or contact us online for a quote. To connect with us online, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.