>Just found this in a dusty corner of my computer -- is it too old to have
>On Mon, 9 Jun 1997, Jill Mullett wrote:
>> Hello to sci-art members,
>> We are having some trouble here in the lab. We could use a good recipe for
>> glycerine jelly or some such material that will hold specimans still as
>> they are being sketched. They float and turn and all the while shift
>> position, you know what I mean!!!!!!!!
>> Can anyone help?
>> Thanks so much !!
>> Jill Davis Mullett Internet:
>> [log in to unmask]
>> 131 NSRL-EASB 217-333-2824 (tel.)
>> University of Illinois 217-333-6784 (fax)
>> 1101 West Peabody Drive
>> Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
>(Brandt's formula -- from Wagstaffe and Fidler, 1955)
> Best quality melted gelatin 1 part
> Glycerin 1.5 parts
> Carbolic acid A few drops
>Soak the gelatin overnight in cold water. Pour off the water. Heat the
>gelatin until melted , and then, with a glass rod, stir in the glycerin
>and carbolic acid. Filter into a glass-stoppered bottle.
>Steve ([log in to unmask])
>Simon Fraser University
>Burnaby, B.C., Canada
Thank you! The information you sent was well received. I will happily
try this out and let you know!!!
Jill Davis Mullett Internet:
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131 NSRL-EASB 217-333-2824 (tel.)
University of Illinois 217-333-6784 (fax)
1101 West Peabody Drive
Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA