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Banana drama

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba' started by mr bubbles, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. freediver

    freediver Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Texas
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    I would love to see this thread explode!!
     
  2. Papa_Bear

    Papa_Bear Dive Equipment Manufacturer

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Beaumont CA
    2,248
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    Then we would have the best banana chips! Great idea and they last longer and taste great! Good idea and it would be impossible to get it off all the bulkheads:wink: :popcorn:
     
  3. JKPAO

    JKPAO Captain

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Southern New Jersey
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    My experience with a banana on a boat happened last year. A former Capt.
    had a banana in his lunch box. He was working as a diver that day.

    We were under way from our first jump site ,
    when the boat sucked water and completely f---ed
    the engine. No sooner did said Capt.DC pull out his banana, I gave him a look
    with his return gesture "I don't believe in that ship...." as we sit stranded
    20 some miles away from the boats berth.
    No I don't believe in luck either but damn!
    See you topside! John
    Pleas eat your bananas on the dock!!!! LOL
     
  4. goldenbear01

    goldenbear01 Contributor

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Chicago
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    hi dd...i just remembered one method i tried as a kid (i'll probably get some grief about this), but i used to stick the bananas in the freezer (frozen bananas + milk + blender = tasty smoothie). while the skin went brown pretty quickly, the bananas' ripening process didn't seem to accelerate. i'm not sure that this is exactly what you're looking for (but hey, at least it kept the fruit flies from growing) since it didn't didn't seem that the bananas achieved different stages of ripeness. btw, what's the water and dishsoap method?
     
  5. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
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    Freezer?! Surely not. Maybe you mean fridge? I have ripe ones in the fridge now, skins black but the ripening process seems slowed, no FFlies emerging, and yeah - great smoothies. I guess that's the best for before used. For peels and coffee ground, I need to get an airtight trash can.

    If you search the net for Fruit Fly control, you'll see suggestions of a liquid dish soap and water that will attract and drown them. Some internet myth that someone started, people keep repeating, but fails. :mad:
     
  6. sberanek

    sberanek Contributor

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Champaign, IL
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    1. The banana is a lie! (some of you will get the ref.)
    2. Often times respecting other's traditions/superstions/beliefs/gods/etc. will get you a whole lot farther than being an ass about them. This holds true even if the other person is being an ass about your beliefs.
    3. If you have plants, the fruit flies can colonize the soil and will be around all the time and will find your fruit if you leave it on the counter. Thus, you have a fruit fly problem well beyond the bringing them home with the bananas.

    --Shannon
     
  7. Papa_Bear

    Papa_Bear Dive Equipment Manufacturer

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Beaumont CA
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    Bet he had eaten Potatoes within 48hrs as well! Dam potatoes! See!

    BTW way Potatoes are evil, they even have guns! They are outlawed in my county!
     
  8. goldenbear01

    goldenbear01 Contributor

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Chicago
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    i kept my bananas in the freezer, since i figured that w/frozen bananas i wouldn't have to add ice to the smoothies...i don't know why, but i don't think i ever tried just keeping them in the fridge...
     
  9. 1_T_Submariner

    1_T_Submariner ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Pontiac, IL
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    Does Price matter? Try a sealed container then displace the O2 with Nitrogen or some other Inert gas.

    I new a guy on a submarine that used to do that with his Cigarettes said they where fresher after a month or 2.
     
  10. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
    50,379
    5,548
    And refill the container with N2 every time I open it? An idea, but I think I'll stick to the fridge. I bet he had free gas and didn't open every day. :D
     

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