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Re: Off the wall question from a newbie. preserving the blooms

  • Subject: Re: Off the wall question from a newbie. preserving the blooms
  • From: hermine <hermine@endangeredspecies.com>
  • Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 11:02:43 -0800

At 10:17 PM 1/19/2009, you wrote:
Although it's not a technique that's available to most of us - certainly
not to me - some years back I read an article about using vacuum
dessication for preserving all sorts of specimens, plant and otherwise,
with remarkable results.

I think I recall that they combined this with cold, so that the water just
sublimed out of the specimen.

for a while, and maybe still, this was done with things like mushrooms and strawberries  and the results were...interesting.

I just remember seeing ancient preserved specimens, and they all had a dismal fig-like brownness to them unless they were say, preserved like upside down corsages in some dessicant, i forgot what. silica something, who knows.

large pieces of vegetable matter, I dunno. but it is worth a try, certainly.

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