All our plastic silica gel packets (except the 100 gram) are porous, what this means is that they contain micro holes in them, therefore they are ready to be used once they are opened from our main bag seal. So, no pricking required - hassle free!
Just to throw it out there, all our silica gels and desiccants can be reactivated. This is the reason why we include some (if not all) orange indicating beads into the silica gel packets. The main purpose of these orange silica gels are to indicate whether the silica gels have been used (saturated). The way to tell is that the orange beads will turn green.
We do not advise you to reuse silica gels because the process can be troublesome and tedious, but we still want to let you know that our silica gels are indeed reusable.
How to regenerate your silica gels?