• Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Always wear safety glasses and nitrile gloves. Silver nitrate is highly reactive and can cause skin irritation and staining.

  • Work Surface Preparation: Use a disposable cover for your work surface to prevent permanent staining from Silver nitrate spills.

  • Handling and Dilution of Solutions:

    • Mixing Instructions: Carefully follow the kit instructions for mixing Silver nitrate and Sodium thiosulfate to ensure correct dilution and effectiveness.
    • Application Advice: Spray cautiously to prevent runoff, especially avoid the plant's root zones.
  • Light and Storage:

    • Sensitivity to Light: Protect STS from strong light, which degrades its effectiveness. Store solutions in a dark, cool place.
    • Refrigeration: Refrigerate mixed STS solutions to maintain potency. Note that these solutions last about three months when refrigerated.
  • First Aid: If exposure occurs, rinse thoroughly with water. Seek medical attention if symptoms persist or if ingestion occurs.

  • MSDS Links:

Following these guidelines ensures safe and effective handling of STS Spray. Always refer to the specific safety instructions on the STS website and the detailed information provided in the MSDS.