Manganese is a male Weimaraner born September 3, 2013
and last adopted November 8, 2014.
He is 6 years and 5 months old.
Original name: Clint’Cyborg
Manganese is a silvery-gray metal that resembles iron. It is hard and very brittle, difficult to fuse, but easy to oxidize. Manganese metal and its common ions are paramagnetic. Manganese tarnishes slowly in air and oxidizes (“rusts”) like iron in water containing dissolved oxygen.
Manganese compounds were used by Egyptian and Roman glassmakers, either to add to, or remove color from glass. Use as “glassmakers soap” continued through the Middle Ages until modern times and is evident in 14th-century glass from Venice.