Cheap (household) alternative to proto-slow??

Jessa DeMars jessa_demars.student2 at
Sun Mar 27 18:27:57 EST 1994

In article <146880 at hydra.gatech.EDU>, gt2617c at prism.gatech.EDU (Brad
Smalling) wrote:

> From my high school biology classes, I remember using a viscous fluid called
> proto-slow (or something similar) to slow down hyper protozoa.  Is there
> a generally accepted alternative?  My guess is that it must be water soluble,
> thicker than water, have a neutral pH, and be non-lethal to our single celled
> friends.  Any ideas?  (I just have this _feeling_ that ProtoSlow is a trade-
> mark and costs big bucks for teeny-weeny little bottles.)
> Thanks,
> --
>  Brad Smalling : Sr.EE : Georgia Tech : Atlanta, GA : gt2617c at
>  = I never said that.  You misunderstood me. ======== ccastbr at

ProtoSlow is also a PAIN to use....I have a hard time getting the stuff out
of the bottle and onto the slide..
Jessa DeMars
jessa_demars.student2 at

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-This quote is from my college-level biology text book.  

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