Hoyer's solution

Barry M. O'Connor bmoc at UMICH.EDU
Thu Jan 18 14:47:31 CST 1996

For those who still like Hoyer's medium, including most Acarologists
like myself, I have found a good source for lump gum arabic at a local
Indian grocery.  The owner told me he buys the stuff in bulk and
repackages it in plastic bags under the name "eatable gum."  It is
apparently a commonly used thickener in Indian cooking.  One might find
this at other ethnic groceries in larger cities under a variety of
names.  I have made good quality Hoyer's using it.

Barry M. OConnor
Museum of Zoology
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI  48109-1079
phone (313) 763-4354
FAX (313) 763-4080
e-mail: bmoc at umich.edu

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