Storage Hazards

From: Philip Pemberton <>
Date: Fri Oct 8 17:36:49 2004

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          "Dwight K. Elvey" <> wrote:

> This is really bad stuff. One of the things I've seen with mouse
> piss is that the legs of many IC's are steel cores with tin plating.

Steel? Are you sure?
Most of the manufacturers' datasheets I've seen say something along the lines
of "Pin material: Copper with [x]um tin-lead plating"...

> I've seen where the IC leg will look fiine but the entire insides
> are rotted out from mouse piss.

Chinchilla urine seems to do the same sort of thing - had a steel cage that
was rendered unsafe in a year or so by a family of three chinchillas.

Phil.                              | Acorn Risc PC600 Mk3, SA202, 64MB, 6GB,              | ViewFinder, 10BaseT Ethernet, 2-slice,          | 48xCD, ARCINv6c IDE, SCSI
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