200 Mesh Fine Powder

What is Lycopodium Powder? Lycopodium Powder is a fine yellow powder derived from the spores of Lycopodium clavatum (stag's horn club moss, running ground pine).  When a lighted match is dropped into a pile of this powder, it does not burn. However, when the powder is dispersed into a fine mist near a candle flame, it ignites into a spectacular fireball.  This results from an increasing the available surface area for combustion: when the powder is dispersed into a mist, the particles are surrounded by enough oxygen to support a combustion reaction.


Lycopodium Powder is used by magicians, squirted through an open flame, this fine powder creates a jet of fire just like a Dragon’s Breath.

It can also used for dyeing; woolen cloth boiled with lycopodium, becomes blue when dipped in a bath of Brazil wood.


Hazards: Lycopodium powder is flammable when dispersed into a fine mist.  Usually, with this procedure, the flame burns out too quickly to light any other combustible materials, but caution should be exercised nonetheless.

Available in 3 oz. and 1 lb. Containers. 

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Lycopodium Powder