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I'm voting for mucotype. I wish this thread had been started in the Spring.

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From: Ender100@aol.com
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Sent: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 3:54 am
Subject: Re: Sensitized  Slug Slime Recipe

what would be the name of this new process?

Snailotype?  Slimotype?  Escargotype?

In a message dated 12/11/07 8:07:50 PM, jfulton@sfai.edu writes:

On December2007, at 12:07 PM, John Cremati wrote:

> Researchers studying the chemistry of slug slime at the University of
> Washington have found that it is a highly organized polymeric 
> material that
> can absorb water extremely rapidly-up to 100 times its initial 
> volume.  They
> have not been able to reproduce it  yet  .....

Yet another slug tale, which is sort of interesting and sort of 
related to
photography, light writing, etc.
The Jews have special prayer shawl called a Tallit, used even prior 
to Biblical time.
It often has a lovely blue color . . . sort of like a cyanotype 
color, associated with many of them.
The very old ones, were a different blue and that color blue was lost 
for centuries. I read a
Scientific American article years back and contemporary scientists 
had found the source of
this blue historically. It is a sea snail in the Mediterranean and 
though there are many types
this one was found in a certain area as I remember. The lovely aspect 
of it is the mucus it
secretes turns a sort of purplish blue, like jeans, if put out into 
the sun. It is the sun that makes
the blue appear.
Perhaps we could use that source for some interesting spiritual 

Mark Nelson
Precision Digital Negatives
PDNPrint : Precision Digital Negatives
Mark I. Nelson Photography

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