Transpiration bags

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For people who don't know what one is:
www.edibleplants.com/month/transpir.htm

Questions:
I carry a few 120lt (I think they are 120 - about 4' x 3') thickish garden waste bags for this purpose they are black in colour. Does anyone know where I can buy larger, very thick, clear plastic bags for transpiration use?

Why is it recommended that transpiration bags be clear? I thought black would have absorbed more heat and hastened the transpiration process?

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Reply By: ro-dah-o (WA) - Wednesday, Jun 14, 2006 at 12:19

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2006 at 12:19
Plants require sunlight to photosynthesise, transpiration is part of the cycle, thus no sunlight, no transpiration.

Black will allow the plant to 'sweat', but it will not produce a great deal of water unlike the process of transpiration.

As for the clear bags, try a gardening supply store or similair, as I have seen mulches and the likes sold in clear bags in the past. Worht a try
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Reply By: Grinner - Wednesday, Jun 14, 2006 at 15:52

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2006 at 15:52
Bunnings sell clear plastic dropsheets for only a couple of dollars. You could fashion one of these into a bag like shape to catch water.

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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 14, 2006 at 16:27

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2006 at 16:27
Mike talk to a pallet supplier, we have HUGE clear bags at work that the guys use to cover stuff on pallets
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Reply By: Member - Coyote (SA) - Wednesday, Jun 14, 2006 at 16:27

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2006 at 16:27
This company provides specialist training to the QLD government and a few other organisations. i am not affiliated with them other than I used to work for the director. Not only does he run training, he also sells survival kits and transpiration bags. ( I have several and they are excellent)

www.stayingalive.com.au/home.html
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Reply By: equinox - Wednesday, Jun 14, 2006 at 18:17

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2006 at 18:17
Try a bed supplier Mike.

New beds usually come in a big transparent bag.

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Reply By: Dirty Smitty - Wednesday, Jun 14, 2006 at 18:39

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2006 at 18:39
Save your money and your time. You can have my ex for free, she is a transparent empty bag. She may be even able to pump up your tyres, engage your ARB Diff locks, inflate your Air jack and air mattress as she was full of hot air. Oh she wont blow anything real important or do the house work, dishes, vacuum, iron clothes, mow the lawn, gut fish, cook food, get beer or make intelligent conversation. Yes she was like a Bull with no horns and not legs. She woudn't buck, f@@@, just sit there and bullchit.
I hope this helped regards,
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Wednesday, Jun 14, 2006 at 18:46

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2006 at 18:46
Correct me if I'm wrong but I'm getting a sense there were some issues relating to compatibility in your marriage...?

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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 14, 2006 at 19:57

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2006 at 19:57
So Smitty,
Which endearing feature attracted you in the first place?

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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Wednesday, Jun 14, 2006 at 20:49

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2006 at 20:49
You are SO personal Jeoff!!.
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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 14, 2006 at 20:54

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2006 at 20:54
Well Axle,
That's what I like about me, my personal touch!!

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Reply By: Mike Harding - Thursday, Jun 15, 2006 at 08:03

Thursday, Jun 15, 2006 at 08:03
Thanks for your responses everybody - some great information there.

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