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Re: [BKARTS] Wheat paste & mould



>From: Nic Rayner <nic@GMCRO.U-NET.COM>
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>To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
>Subject: Re: [BKARTS] Wheat paste & mould
>Date: Fri, 5 Jul 2002 12:09:25 +0100
>
>We have a somewhat enthusiastic fridge, and sometimes it freezes paste
>which is stored in it. This does seem to change the structure of the paste,
>and it does not seem to be nearly as sticky afterwards. This may just be
>the make and grade of paste we use, but if you do freeze any, I suggest you
>check it after thawing it out.
>
>Nic Rayner
>
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A few drops of Tea Tree Oil (a very potent but natural anti-fungal &
antiseptic) on a piece of clean muslin, placed on top of the paste and
covered with cling wrap should do the trick.
Another solution is to make smaller batches of paste as needed (daily)
then discard at the end of the day.


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