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Old 03-12-2015, 12:18 PM   #1
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Default Avocado seed how to??

Ok, So I recently got into carving avocado seeds to make little trinkets/pendants. But I noticed they start forming little white tuffs of stuff I can only assume is mold. It could be dust, but dust doesn't become visible within days. So, Anyone who can help with this??

Also, if you are an expert in carving avocado seeds, how do you keep it from turning black? I noticed if I cut it and expose the "rubbery" slit of the inside, it stays rubbery. Atleast, I think it's the seed's slit, maybe it's how I'm cutting the seed in half? Also, I noticed some pictures online with lighter shades, not so much red or brown. How is this achieved? Do people just shave off the rubbery outter layer? What if I shave it off after it changes color? And I really like the white color of a fresh pit. Anyone know how to keep it from oxidizing? Should I display it in a jar of oil? Jar of water?

I'm superrrr interested in having an avocado crafting 101 from someone, or if there's already a link or video out there, could someone post it??

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I wonder if vinegar would help?
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Hi lil,

You could try some lemon juice. That is what stops the flesh of an Avocado from going brown. It might do the same for the seed.

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Old 09-18-2017, 08:17 PM   #4
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Lemon works great from what I have heard, lime seems to work just as well.
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