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polystyrene Recycling, DIY spiderweb lab formed arterial structure Styrofoam ®

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Acetone also works. ORANGE OIL is mostly D-Limonene Expanded polystyrene (EPS) also known as Styrofoam® (extruded polystyrene foam) which is a trademark of The Dow Chemical Company for closed-cell foam currently made for thermal insulation and craft applications. The orange spray is pure orange oil harvested from orange peels. Other citrus peels have a similar effect on polystyrene. The artificial artery was constructed with a method I designed to resemble "Circle of Willis" and tubes was about 5mm in diameter. The strands leaked (not shown) providing evidence that cell proliferation of the porous membrane may be possible. Once removed from the water solution the walls collapsed and clung together but maintained the basic design. The tubes were spun with many thousands of RPM and several strand bundles. The spiderweb consists of many hundreds of strands pulled up to 3 meters in lengths. Smaller bundle and single strands float on thermals inside a room and can remain off the ground for several minutes under the proper conditions. As a clear coat or wood sealant the dry time is approximately 12 hours and another 24-48 hours for the orange smell to dissipate. Orange oil is an essential oil produced by cells inside the rind of an orange fruit.