Sayre solution (fwd)

Janice M. Glime jmglime at MTU.EDU
Thu Apr 11 12:48:55 EST 1996


Some months ago I remember a discussion about the restriction on using
chlorhydrate.  I don't recall if a solution was ever presented, so
I thought some of you might want to see this.
Janice
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 Janice M. Glime, Professor  
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> David Wagner writes:
> >
> >Since clearing doesn't seem to be a problem with these, I wonder if a gum
> >Arabic
> >thickened water-glycerine mix wouldn't produce a suitable semi-permanent
> >mounting medium?
> >
> 
> Geneva Sayre came up with a solution:
> 20 g gum arabic
> 60 mL DI water
> stir & let sit, filter & add:
> 10 mL glycerin
> 4 mL formalin
> 
> This is what I used when I couldn't get chloral hydrate
> again applyingclear nail polish at the corners after standing overnight.
> 
> 




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