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Old 09-12-2011, 03:18 PM   #151
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Monkshood is the antidote to foxglove (digi... something or other)?
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:20 PM   #152
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Nope, foxglove (digitalis) is the antidote to monkshood (aconite).

How about a rhubarb question instead? What is the name of the toxic chemical in rhubarb leaves?
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:23 PM   #153
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I don't know the chemical, but I do know that heat neutralizes it...

Oh, well, maybe next time...
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:25 PM   #154
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I don't know the chemical, but I do know that heat neutralizes it...

Oh, well, maybe next time...
Will the rain hurt it?

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Old 09-12-2011, 03:27 PM   #155
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Heat neutralizes it? I didn't know that. I thought it kept its molecular structure intact when heated. (Off to Google!)
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Heat neutralizes it? I didn't know that. I thought it kept its molecular structure intact when heated. (Off to Google!)
I just read that oxalic acid (the poison in the leaves), is hygroscopic (water seeking). The heat doesn't neutralize the poison per se, but draws it out into the water and creates a dilution, reducing the oxalic content in the leaves to the point of being less harmful.

Sorry to get off track... Alix, go again.
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:52 PM   #157
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Nope, you got it Selkie. AND you taught me something to boot. Double win! I have to go get ready for work so take it away. I'll catch up with you all tomorrow sometime.
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Question: What it the lowest point on earth?
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That cave in Mexico? The one they are always base jumping into?
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