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    I am making a bio active terrarium for a future crestie. I have hand made the background with expanding foam, covering it with silicone, and applying eco earth to cover it. I had been using GE 1 100% silicone, until now…. I went to Home Depot and grabbed this stuff and got home and used it, not noticing it was different until I actually started applying. Do I need to scrap the side I used it on? If it is cured and covered well with the eco earth is that ok?

    Side note: I won’t have a crestie in that terrarium for a while (I’m thinking months) since it is quite large and I’ll get a baby (so will be housed in a small terrarium until it is a decent age/size) image.jpg

    I can’t find a straight answer anywhere, especially since the enclosure won’t be occupied for a while. But when it does, will it still be a problem? When it gets wet from misting?
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    What is DAP's Dynaflex Ultra made from? I looked at your image, but could not find the answer.

    I hope someone knowledgeable stops by this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    What is DAP's Dynaflex Ultra made from? I looked at your image, but could not find the answer.

    I hope someone knowledgeable stops by this thread.

    According to DAPís website, itís a acrylic latex sealant. It has mold, mildew, and algae resistance but I canít find info on what makes it resistant
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kash View Post
    According to DAP’s website, it’s a acrylic latex sealant. It has mold, mildew, and algae resistance but I can’t find info on what makes it resistant
    Does DAP's website have a customer service number you could phone to find out what makes DAP's Dynaflex Ultra's acrylic latex sealant resistant to mold, mildew, and algae? Does it contain volatile organic compounds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Does DAP's website have a customer service number you could phone to find out what makes DAP's Dynaflex Ultra's acrylic latex sealant resistant to mold, mildew, and algae? Does it contain volatile organic compounds?
    Iíve been at work all day so Iíll have to look into it tonight 😣
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Does DAP's website have a customer service number you could phone to find out what makes DAP's Dynaflex Ultra's acrylic latex sealant resistant to mold, mildew, and algae? Does it contain volatile organic compounds?
    I chatted with a representative and they told me this
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kash View Post
    I chatted with a representative and they told me this
    F57A7164-C513-4298-8AD1-25CBF765F1C0.jpgF57A7164-C513-4298-8AD1-25CBF765F1C0.jpg
    I'm sorry. This screenshot is way too small for me to read.

    Please repeat DAP's response.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    I'm sorry. This screenshot is way too small for me to read.

    Please repeat DAP's response.
    Sorry about that! They said they donít have test data for reptiles, thereís a mildewcide in it. But I asked if it would leech with the constant humidity and water exposure and they said when itís fully cured there should be no issue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kash View Post
    Sorry about that! They said they don’t have test data for reptiles, there’s a mildewcide in it. But I asked if it would leech with the constant humidity and water exposure and they said when it’s fully cured there should be no issue
    It sounds like it will be OK when it's fully cured, but I really don't know.
    1. How long does Dynaflex Ultra take to be "fully cured"?
    2. Did you ask DAP which mildewcide it contains & whether or not that = a volatile organic compound?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    It sounds like it will be OK when it's fully cured, but I really don't know.
    1. How long does Dynaflex Ultra take to be "fully cured"?
    2. Did you ask DAP which mildewcide it contains & whether or not that = a volatile organic compound?
    I did not ask but I won’t be placing the crestie in there for a couple months at least so I’d assume it would be fully cured. The tube says ready for rain in 1 hour
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