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:
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(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