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Monday, August 11, 2008

bryophyte "glue"

Subject: bryophyte "glue"
Date: Fri, 8 May 1998 19:02:05 -0400
From: David H. Wagner <DavidHWagner@compuserve.com>
To: INTERNET:bryonet-l@mtu.edu <bryonet-l@mtu.edu>

As I recall from a traditional recipe, the addition of buttermilk and egg
to a blender with a moss slurry was so that upon drying the buttermilk made
the egg albumen polymerize and act as a protein binder like Haupt's
adhesive. As mosses become established, the adhesive becomes a nice source
of nitrogen.

David H. Wagner, Ph.D.
Northwest Botanical Institute
P.O. Box 30064
Eugene OR 97403-1064
U.S.A.
Tele: 541-342-4169
email: davidhwagner@compuserve.com

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