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Re: [APD] Aquatic-Plants Digest, Vol 43, Issue 18
Yes it is used for this purpose........the surgical glue is different from
the "Super Glue" you buy in the store chemically, but is in the same family.
Wikipedia - "Cyanoacrylate is the generic name for substances such as
methyl-2-cyanoacrylate, which is typically sold under trademarks like
Superglue and Krazy Glue, and 2-octyl cyanoacrylate or
n-butyl-cyanoacrylate, which are used in medical glues such as Dermabond and
Looks like you can buy the medical product on ebay for about $15. It takes
2 hours for the polymer to be completely cured. So for aquarium
use........probably want to keep it out of the water if possible for the 2
hours....but ok to keep things moist.
I have not tried this.........but don't see any reason not to try it. I
might try it this summer..........I want to make a moss wall and it would be
so much easier to glue the stuff on.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephen Parry" <wakou_2 at virgin.net>
To: <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2007 5:25 AM
Subject: Re: [APD] Aquatic-Plants Digest, Vol 43, Issue 18
> Has anyone tried "superglue" (cyanoacrylate??) I have heard that it is
> non-toxic, even being used instead of stiches (sutures) in cranial
> or surgery, surely attaching the rhizome to the wood with this would be
> NB this is only speculation, not recommendation, I HAVE NOT TRIED IT!
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