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A '''nano-cache''' is an extremely small [[Microcache|micro-cache]]. A nano-cache is generally much smaller than a 35mm film canister, and has room for only a custom-fit [[log book|log sheet]]. Examples include:
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A '''nano-cache''' is an extremely small [[Microcache|micro-cache]].
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According to the "What does a geocache look like?" section of Groundspeak's [http://www.geocaching.com/guide/default.aspx Geocaching Guide], a nano-cache is
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"a common sub-type of a micro cache that is less than 10ml and can only hold a small logsheet."
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Examples include:
  
* smaller [[bison tube]]s
 
 
* [[blinker]]s
 
* [[blinker]]s
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* smaller [[bison tube]]s
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* pet ID capsules
 
* contact lens cases
 
* contact lens cases
 
* memory card cases
 
* memory card cases
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There is no separate cache size for nano-caches at Geocaching.com.
 
There is no separate cache size for nano-caches at Geocaching.com.
Since the definition of a micro-cache ("35mm film canister or smaller") describes a nano-cache, nano-caches should be listed as micro-caches.
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Nano-caches are considered a "sub-type" of a micro-cache,
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and should be listed as micro-caches.
 
Still, some cache owners list nano-caches as an unknown size, and explain the nature of the container in the cache description.
 
Still, some cache owners list nano-caches as an unknown size, and explain the nature of the container in the cache description.
  
 
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[[Category:Cache containers]]

Latest revision as of 21:49, 16 May 2011

Examples of Nano-Caches
A Blinker (and a dime, to show relative size)
A Bison Tube (and a dime, to show relative size)

A nano-cache is an extremely small micro-cache. According to the "What does a geocache look like?" section of Groundspeak's Geocaching Guide, a nano-cache is "a common sub-type of a micro cache that is less than 10ml and can only hold a small logsheet." Examples include:

  • blinkers
  • smaller bison tubes
  • pet ID capsules
  • contact lens cases
  • memory card cases
  • breath strip containers

There is no separate cache size for nano-caches at Geocaching.com. Nano-caches are considered a "sub-type" of a micro-cache, and should be listed as micro-caches. Still, some cache owners list nano-caches as an unknown size, and explain the nature of the container in the cache description.

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