Threadlike streams of "Electric wind"
I'm using an old negative ion generator as the power supply. It puts out
10uA maximum, and maybe 10KV to 15KV. Very safe. If you want to
duplicate these phenomena, an electrostatic generator is best. Don't
electrocute yourself with a DC high voltage power supply! For example,
place a tabletop VandeGraaff machine on the table near the cookie tray,
and connect the tray to the generator's sphere by using wire and tape.
If your hands are extremely dry, they won't make any air-threads. If they
are clean and lint-free, then no threads appear. I find that if I wet my
fingertips and then stroke them briefly across my shirt, then plenty of
fibers adhere, and my fingertips will then create loads of furrows when I
sweep them across the fog. [HEY!!! If I get my fingers *really* wet,
then no lint is necessary. Strong threads appear for awhile, but then
they go away and I must re-wet my fingers. Also, Dale T. reports seeing
threads coming from oil-wetted metal.]
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