Dear Juggler Friends,
You can choose from heavy and light powder. Both has excellent quality. The difference is the weight. 1kg ligh lycopodium has abut 1.5 times bigger volume than 1kg heavy lycopodium. This means that it is enough for more fire tricks. It is also a bit more user friendly and it resembles to liquid a bit more. This is why light is more expensive.
Let's see what is lycopodium exactly:
Lycopodium powder is a yellow-tan dust like powder historically used as a flash powder. It is composed of the dry spores of clubmoss plants. When mixed with air, the spores are highly flammable because of their high fat content and their large surface area per unit of volume - a single spore's diameter is about 33 micrometers, requiring about 30 laid side by side to span a millimeter, or 750 to span an inch. Preferred sources are Lycopodium clavatum (wolf's-foot clubmoss) and Diphasiastrum digitatum (common groundcedar) because these widespread and often locally abundant species are both prolific in their spore production and easy to collect.
Lycopodium has been used in fireworks and explosives, fingerprint powders, as a covering for pills, and as an ice cream stabilizer. Today, the principal use of the powder is to create flashes or flames that are large and impressive but relatively easy to manage safely in magic acts and for cinema and theatrical special effects.
The powder is also highly hydrophobic; if the surface of a cup of water is coated with lycopodium powder, a finger or other object inserted straight into the cup will come out dusted with the powder but remain perfectly dry.
As a then-common laboratory supply, lycopodium powder was often used by inventors developing experimental prototypes. For example, Nicéphore Niépce used lycopodium powder in the fuel for the first internal combustion engine about 1807.
So this is lycopodium powder in short. Let's get back to fire juggling!
Whether you use it regularly or just sometimes, you can choose from three different sizes: 330g, 1kg or 25kg.
Check it on gora.hu.