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Re: Starches? properties



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I have no experience adding borax to grain or vegetables starches for a glue
but I do have experience as a gardener.  Borax is a very good bug killer
(ants, fleas, crickets, etc.); adding borax to a paste that might otherwise
attract insects could provide an extra over just making a good adhesive.

Cathy Dery
Master Gardener, San Diego County UCCE
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Subject: Starches? properties


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> anyone ever use other type of starches beside rice, wheat and corn; such
as
> sago (tapioca), taro, or potato?
>
> i was wondering about their adhesive properties (tack, staying power, and
> elasticity)
>
> surfing around i found a few sites about glues. one i found mentioned
using
> a 1.5-2.5% borax to create a thicker glue to improve adhesive properties,
> anyone heard of this, or tried this? (similarily, if you add borax to pva,
> it forms homemade silly putty.)
>
> glue glossary
> http://www.cerestar.com/html/pqrs.html
>
> another page
> http://www.bhs-corrugated.com/content/technology/gluenews.htm
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