Unfortunately, blowing up the taint would at best be only a brief reprieve: It's a biome that creeps out. Kind of like how planting a silverwood tree will turn the area around it into a magical forest (necessary to grow mana beans) if it has a pure node in it. If you're looking to get silverwood saplings I strongly advise making a force mitt. Force mitts have an increased drop rate for saplings from leaves.
Mutandis is indeed something you "need". It transforms plants into other plants, occasionally into Witchery plants. Some Witchery plants can only be gained this way.
Manyullyn is no longer the best metal in the pack thanks to the addition of Metallurgy 3. On the Myranium server, I personally use a lot of Sanguinite (the third best metal), which can be found within the bottom 20 levels of the Nether. The second best metals are Adamantine and Atlarus, which can be combined to produce the best metal Tartarite.
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6 May 2014 ... Yogscast: Minecraft mod Yogscast complete continues as Sjin and Lewis make a
squeezer and start concocting juices for the farm.
Sjin was probably thinking of Van de Graaff generators.
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4 May 2014 ... If you're looking to get silverwood saplings I strongly advise making a force mitt.
Force mitts have an increased drop rate for saplings from ...
Glass can be made on demand from practically nothing with an AE system and some Thermal Expansion machines. Have an Igneous Extruder supply your system with cobble, Pulverise the cobble to sand, then cook the sand. You'd just need three basic import busses, two ME interfaces, and two ME encoded patterns (one for each interface, and given fuction in an ME pattern Encoder).
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