ApplicationNo. 06/112147 filed on 01/14/1980
US Classes:252/400.53, Nickel, iron, cobalt, copper, manganese, mercury, or cadmium containing427/4, PLANT MEMBER OR ANIMAL SPECIMEN COATING428/13, DISPLAY IN FRAME OR TRANSPARENT CASING; OR DIORAMA INCLUDING OR IMITATIVE OF A REAL OBJECT428/17, Flora428/22, Including naturally occurring article504/114COMPOSITIONS FOR PRESERVATION OR MAINTENANCE OF CUT FLOWERS
ExaminersPrimary: Silverberg, Sam
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassA01N 3/00 (20060101)
Foreign Application Priority Data1979-01-30 CA
AbstractA solution and process for preserving Douglas Fir needles while preventing shedding thereof from the branch to which they are naturally attached, producing a natural looking product suitable for display purposes. The branches, with attached needles, are immersed in a solution comprising (in amounts per liter of solution):300-500 ml water200-300 ml ethyl alcohol0-75 ml ethylene glycol50-75 ml propionic acid0-20 ml glycerin100-150 ml formalin50-175 ml propylene glycol40-75 gms citric acid1-7 gms magnesium sulphate15-25 gms cupric sulphate5-10 gms sodium sulphite0-10 gms seaweed extract,for a period of up to about two weeks and subsequently air dried.