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  • StphaneSchrder(/preservation/?author=53407b1be4b01b8f6b772224) November

    12,2012(/preservation/drying-bamboo-poles)

    DryingBambooPolesDryingbamboopolesrequiresmoretimethanwoodofsimilardensity.Thisbecause

    bamboopossesshygroscopicmaterials(compoundthateasilyabsorbsmoisture)that

    maycontain50-60%moisturecontent,dependingonthefellingseason,areaofgrowth

    andspecies.

    Whenbamboodriesitcontractsandshrinks.Thisshrinkagestartsfromthemomentthe

    bambooiscut,andcanreducethediameterofthebamboopoles(/bamboo-poles/)with

    10%to16%,anditswallthicknesswith15%to17%.

    Greenbamboopolesshouldnotbeusedinconstruction(/construction/).Sincegreen

    bamboosaresubjecttoshrinkage,joints(/working-with-bamboo/joining-bamboo)and

    terminalsmayloosenafterjustafewweeks.Greenbambooisalsomoreattractive

    toinsectsandmicroorganisms,thandrybamboo.

    HowtoDryBambooPoles?

    Themostcommonwaytodrybambooforcommercialpurposesis"airdrying".Oncethe

    bamboopolesareharvested(/cultivation/when-and-how-to-harvest-

    bamboo)andchemicallytreated,allpolesshouldbestackedandstoredundercover.

    Importantfactorswhendryingbamboo:

    Itismostimportanttokeepthe

    culmsawayfromdirectsoil

    contacttopreventfungalorinsects-

    attacksandtoavoidthehumidityof

    thesoilaffectingthedryingprocess.

    Itisrecommendedthatonlymature

    bambooculms(over3years)are

    usedtoavoidcollapsingofthe

    bamboopoles,duetoexcessiveand

    non-uniformshrink-ageoftheculm.

    Removeinfectedculmsfromthe

    storagearea.

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    Tagged:DryingBamboo(/preservation/?tag=Drying+Bamboo)

    Thanksforyourinformation,Iamdrying14fishingpolesforspringfishingandtied

    thebamboopolestothetopofahighbranchandputafivelbsweightontheend

    ofthepole.Ihopethisworks.

    storagearea.

    Avoidrapidchangesinmoisture

    content,forexamplebydryinground

    bambooindirectsunlightfora

    prolongedtime.Thiscancause

    cracksinthebamboopoles.Split

    bamboosdonotposeanyproblems

    andcanbedriedintheopensun.

    Providegoodventilation(air

    circulation).

    Verticalstackinggivesfasterdryingandlesschancesoffungalattack.However,a

    goodsupportsystemshouldbeinplacetoavoidthepolesfrombending.

    Horizontalstackingisgenerallypreferredforlargestacks.Stackingshouldbedone

    onraisedplatforms,orplacedonathickplasticsheettoavoidsoilcontact.Use

    separatorsbetweeneachrowofbambooforbetteraircirculation.Theculmsatthe

    bottomofthestackmaycrackorbendduetotheweightofastack,thereforedon't

    pileupthebamboopolestoohigh.

    Foruniformdrying,thebamboopolesshouldberotatedinthelongitudinal

    directionevery15days.

    Airdryingroundbambootakesabout6-12weeks.Dryingtimedependson:

    Initialmoisturecontent

    Bamboowallthickness

    Environmentalhumidity

    Quantityofsolarradiation

    Theabsenceorpresenceofrain

    Speedofthesurroundingair

    OtherMethodstoDryandStoreBamboo

    *Post-harvestingtranspirationisatechniqueusedbypeasantsorindigenous

    communities.Theproceduretakesplaceonthebambooplantation,anddoesnotonly

    drythebamboostems,itisalsoatraditionalwaytopreservebamboofrominsect

    infestation.

    Thefreshlycutbamboostemsareplacedonastone(toavoidsoilcontact).Thestemis

    placedupright,leaningagainstanotherbambootreewithbranchesandleavesattached

    forabout3-4weeks.Thisway,bamboostemslosetheirhumidityprogressivelytrue

    naturalventilationandtranspirationtruetheleaves.

    Formoreinformationaboutpost-harvestingtranspirationsee:HowtoHarvestBamboo

    (/cultivation/when-and-how-to-harvest-bamboo).

    *Storingbambooinwaterisusefulwhenbambooneedstomaintainitspliabilityor

    whenitneedstobeprocessedinits"green"condition.Storageinwater

    causesleachingofstarch(sugars)andisalsousedasatraditionalbamboopreservation

    technique.

    *Kilnovendryingisatthepresentlevelofdryingtechnologynotrecommendedfor

    roundbamboos.Evenundermilddryingconditions,highertemperaturescanenhance

    theincidenceofcrackingandcollapse.Splitbamboos,however,caneasilybekilnoven

    dried.

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  • WhatisthedryingmethodbeingadoptedinColombiawithtubesrunninginto

    bamboo?Thanksinadvance!

    That'satechniquecalled"elPulpo"(inventedbyJorgStamm).Allnode