Comic 463 - Anaerobic Bio-Corrosion
14th Oct 2019, 12:00 AM in Cryptids in Space!
Anaerobic Bio-Corrosion
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Microraptor edit delete
Microraptor
As Halloween draws closer, this story gets a bit spookier too...
(What do you mean, you never heard "twup" as the sound effect for the light suddenly going out?)

Anaerobic bio-corrosion is a real thing. (Though it's rather bacteria that do this. And I omitted that you also need hydrogen ions for this, and that the sulfate should likewise be in ionized form.)
And barium sulfate used in white paint is a real thing too.
User comments:
The Doodler edit delete reply
The Doodler
*charmed by chemistry*
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
This might easily be one of the nerdiest comic pages I have ever done. But eventually there will always be somebody who appreciates this. :-)
lirvilas edit delete reply
lirvilas
"Lowest bid" and "space station" are rarely two items associated with each other! But then again, maybe the power wouldn't have died if they'd gone with the other vendor...
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
The bargain on this paint was an offer that Chapel Aerospace just couldn't resist - unfortunately without considering that it may actually be a bait...

Oh, and the lights going out now? As we'll soon see, that's probably not a coincidental tech failure. ;-)