Julian Cantu

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Upon further research I think I'll retract my previous statement on newspaper.

Couple of passages on what's in newspaper ink.
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A number of different chemicals are used in producing newspaper ink, though the most prominent ingredient is typically soybean oil. This is called the “vehicle” in the ink and was previously usually made with petroleum oil, though recently has been made primarily with soybean oil. A number of other ingredients and chemicals are then added to this to produce the ink. These include dyes and pigments, which can be organic or inorganic in nature, as well as other additives such as paraffin or wax to help the newspaper ink dry faster. The other ingredients added prevent the soybean oil-based ink from being completely biodegradable, though it is somewhat easier to recycle than petroleum-based ink.

Newspaper ink is used in the printing of newspapers for daily distribution and reading. For decades, these inks were made using a petroleum-based vehicle that could dry fairly quickly and create quality printed images and text. As petroleum became more costly, however, efforts were made to find alternatives. This led to the development of several different organic oil compounds for use in creating ink, with soybean oil being the preferred vehicle that is now used by many of the major newspapers in the United States

www.pneac.org/sheets/all/biochemicals_for_the_printing_industry.pdf

I apologize for all the edits. Kindle wants to crud out every few minutes.
6 years ago
I've had pretty good luck so far using a victor black box trap and my 10 yr old rottie. I just find a fresh hill which indicates recent activity and let her dig down and find which direction the little porkers are hiding, then I plant the box, and usually within 5 or so hours I have one trapped. Sometimes it takes longer but never more than a day. Either ones trapped or they filled it with dirt and get to live just a little bit longer. If you don't have a dog use two traps, find fresh hill dig down and plant one trap on each hole since you won't really know which direction the gopher is.
6 years ago
If using old cardboard boxes don't forget to pull any metal clips out and take off any plastic tape.
With newsaaper try to use only black and white pages due to heavy metal content, but if you do need to use some with color on it just don't use any of the shiny stuff.
6 years ago