The best quality Lycopodium powder for the best price is available now at Renegade.
Generally Lycopodium powder come in two grades, light and heavy. The light powder is more expensive and has a greater volume, 1.5 times more volume than the heavy powder. The light powder is more user friendly and it resembles to liquid a bit more, plus you get more burns with the high volume. Renegade only sells the high grade light powder.
Lycopodium 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. Preferred sources are Lycopodium clavatum (wolf's-foot clubmoss) and Diphasiastrum digitatum (common ground cedar)
Lycopodium has been used in fireworks and explosives, fingerprint powders, as well as a covering for pills, and as a 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, 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, you can put your finger into the cup and it will come out dusted with the powder but remain perfectly dry. An interesting fact of of the material.
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 in 1807.
In order to produce a flame the powder needs to be dispersed in the air and then ignited. We sell both a hollow Vul-cane, or a lyco pump.
- The Vul-cane the powder is inside of the cane which has a burning end, as you swing the cane, the powder come out of the cane is ignited by the burning end and produces a huge flame.
- The lyco pump is rubber bulb that you suck the powder into, when you squeeze the bulb the powder shoots out in a cloud, when this cloud hits a open flame it ignites. This can make a very big bursting flame, which looks similar to a fire spitting flame.
Whether you use it regularly or just sometimes, you can choose from two different sizes 1/2 pound or 1 pound. 1/2 pound is about 30 oz of volume. The vol-can sword is 36 inches long, with a wick covered tube that is 21 inches long. The sword has is hollow so you can pore powder inside the sword just like the vol-can. Tthe total wight of the sword is 450 grams. The hollow tube is 3/4 inch diameter.
by Jessica R. on 08/18/19