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Preserving flower

Postby tommilak » Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:26 pm

Hi.
I have a very strange question for you all. Maybe you could help me with it.
In my home, I am growing a rare catus and its about to bloom. Its blossom is very big and smells very good. And I was wondering that maybe I could preserve it by putting it into transparent gel candle. Then it should get any air and should start drying or rotting. I hope you understand what I mean...
P.S. Sorry my English isn't very good.
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Postby mith » Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:13 pm

Are you preserving the smell or the flower structure?
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
~Niebuhr
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Re: Preserving flower

Postby tommilak » Fri Jun 20, 2008 6:58 am

Flower structure.
But would the gel candle hurt the flower someway, because its a bit hot? But no that hot as normal wax candle.
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Postby MichaelXY » Fri Jun 20, 2008 7:04 am

It sounds like it might work, but I would think all bets are off once the wax burned down and exposed the flower.
Also candle wax is pretty opaque, might not show off your prized flower as you like. Best bet is a 8 by 10 glossy :)
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Postby mayoorraj » Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:32 pm

it may not give u natural look but u can make herbarium
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