The Gel Sack is an edible flora species that can also be used to craft Aerogel. It is usually found attached to the walls of deep caves. It can be either picked up or harvested for Gel Sack Spores by using a Knife. A Gel Sack gives one Spore per knife strike. Up to three Spores can be collected… Saving your seeds means saving your money. The skill is simple to learn, but takes practice and knowledge to know what to save, when to save, and how to harvest seeds. DESCRIPTION: Seaweed gel is an extract of Phaeophyta seaweed in water. It is a natural polysaccharide that has moisture-binding and healing properties on the skin. It contains mannuronic acid and beta-glucan, giving it both conditioning and humectant properties. The gel extract is soft to the touch and gives a very ple
Gel Sack (Subnautica)
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Gel Sack (Subnautica)
Gel Sack Spores
The Gel Sack is an edible flora species that can also be used to craft Aerogel.
It is usually found attached to the walls of deep caves. It can be either picked up or harvested for Gel Sack Spores by using a Knife. A Gel Sack gives one Spore per knife strike. Up to three Spores can be collected from a single Gel Sack in this way, with the Sack being destroyed by the third strike. Extracting Spores from a Gel Sack has no effect on its qualities as a raw material or food source if it is picked up. There is a bug using this, as hitting it with a knife twice, putting it in the inventory, and hitting it again will give you infinite amount of spores.
Either item can be planted in an Exterior Growbed. It is a good idea to establish a growbed for gel sacks, as Aerogel is used in several high-end recipes and the plants are fairly rare outside of deep regions.
Gel Sacks are unique among edible flora species in that they do not rot while in the player’s inventory, making them a viable food and water source for longer trips, but they do not provide much food or water individually. However, they only occupy a single spot in the player’s inventory, allowing for many to be carried at once.
The Gel Sack is hemispheric in shape, and has a blackish green surface covered with thick, twisted ridges. Randomly scattered across its surface are protruding, bioluminescent purple spots.
The Basics Of Saving Seeds
Saving seeds from plants in your garden is a simple yet important skill to learn. When you save seeds, you save money: Every seed saved is one less seed or plant to purchase in the future.
For vegetable crops, saving seeds from the most productive plants can result in plants that are more adapted to your garden’s growing conditions. Locally-adapted plants produce better yields, so each seed you save is like a promise of future bumper crops.
Practice seed-saving basics with plants that offer easily harvested seeds.
What Seeds To Save
While it makes sense to save seeds from flowers and vegetables you normally grow from seed, make sure you’re saving seeds from open-pollinated varieties. With open-pollinated plants, seeds produce plants resembling parent plants. Many heirloom plants are open pollinated.
Start your seed-saving training with plants that have easy-to-harvest seeds, like lettuce, beans, peas, Morning Glories, Four-O’Clocks, Scarlet Sage or Zinnias.
Other tips to know as you save seed:
- Seeds from hybrid plants don’t produce plants similar to the parents. Check plant tags and seed packets to know if you’re planting hybrids.
- Some plants readily cross-pollinate with other plants of the same type. This list includes corn, gourds, pumpkin and melon. To save seeds from these plants, grow only one variety each season.
- In cold regions, biennial plants need two growing seasons to produce seeds. In warm regions, fall-planted biennials bear seed the following spring. This list includes beets, cabbage and carrots.
- Saving seeds means that you’ll have less harvest to eat and fewer flowers to pick, because you’ll be letting plants produce seeds instead.
When To Save
Allow seeds to mature on plants before collecting. Clues for maturity include a hard seed coat and darkened color. Check plants daily when you’re waiting for seeds to ripen.
For seeds contained in a pod, like Cardinal Climber or beans, let seedpods dry on plants and harvest individual pods as they dry. If freezing weather or heavy rains arrive as seedpods are ripening, gather pods for drying indoors.
How To Harvest
For many plants, it’s easiest to collect entire seed heads or pods. Examples include Zinnias, Scarlet Sage, lettuce and broccoli. Plants like Four-O’Clocks or onions produce seeds that are easily gathered individually, since they are already separated from surrounding plant parts.
Separate Seeds From Chaff
Retrieve seeds from the flower head, husk or pod. Often you can do this by rolling the seed head between your hands over a piece of paper. For all but the smallest seeds, use a three-speed fan to blow chaff away.
An alternative method is to build a hand screen by attaching metal screen to a wooden frame. The wire gauge of the screen should permit seeds to pass through. To use, break seed heads apart over the screen, and shake the screen over a large piece of paper. Collect seeds.
To dry seeds, spread them on newspaper, paper plates or a screen in a cool, dry place. Dry seeds as quickly as possible to preserve best germination rates. Drying time varies depending on humidity, but most seeds dry in 5-7 days.
How do you know if seeds are dry enough?
- Dry seeds should be brittle and hard.
- A properly dried seed won’t bend when you try to break it in half – it snaps in two.
- Dry beans won’t give when you bite them.
How To Store
Moisture and warmth spur seed germination, so storage conditions should eliminate these factors. Store seeds in paper envelopes, glass jars or plastic bags. Glass is the best choice, since it excludes moisture.
Ideal storage conditions are cool and dry: less than 50ºF with relative humidity less than 50%. Some gardeners add silica gel to seed storage containers to help absorb moisture. If adding silica gel to sealed jars, remove the gel after one week.
For every 10 degrees that storage temperature decreases, seed longevity doubles. Store valuable seeds in glass canning jars in the freezer. Bring jars to room temperature before opening to prevent condensation from forming on seeds.
Sea weed Extract gel
DESCRIPTION : Seaweed gel is an extract of Phaeophyta seaweed in water. It is a natural polysaccharide that has moisture-binding and healing properties on the skin. It contains mannuronic acid and beta-glucan, giving it both conditioning and humectant properties. The gel extract is soft to the touch and gives a very pleasant silky smooth feel on the skin without being sticky or tacky. It leaves a breathable film on the skin that makes the skin feel smooth and hydrated. It softens, hydrates and soothes the skin and leaving it silky soft. Can be used as part of your serum base for a unique, sensory experience
Not ideal for cationic systems or electrolyte intolerant polymers.
• Excellent after skin- feel
• Moisture binding
• Wound healing support
• Soothing and repairing
• Helps firm and strengthen the skin
• Anti-ageing and skin rejuvenating
• Ideal as a serum base
APPLICATION : Face serums, moisturizers, lotions, creams, etc
INCI: Phaeophycota extract, Aqua & DMDM Hydantoin
Solubility: Water phase
Use rate: 5.0 – 20.0%
Formulation Advice: Not suitable for electrolyte-sensitive polymers or cationic emulsifiers
Appearance: Clear to a light brown coloured viscous liquid.
Storage: Store in a cool, dark and dry place. Refrigerate for long storage.
Shelf life: 2 years
This is a cosmetic raw material and is meant for external use only in cosmetic formulations. As with all of our materials, it should not be taken internally.