Dick's fixative/museum pieces

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From:Gayle Callis <uvsgc@msu.oscs.montana.edu>
Date:Mon, 13 Sep 1999 09:34:14 -0600

This fixative was used to preserve color

for 5 gallons (a bit of overkill here!, you will need to recalculate)

Sodium chloride  90 g
Sodium bicarbonate 162 g
Sodium sulfate 200g
Chloral hydrate 360 g
formaldehyde    400 cc
dissolved in 5 gallons distilled water.

If you cut it in half, the volume is 9.08 liters, keep cool at 4C.

Have the recipe, can't say how it works.

Gayle Callis

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