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If you can not follow Taigha's suggestion to buy alum from "any
Chemist/Drug store usually in large Crystals" -- which is a very good
suggestion, *if* your local drug store carries it/is willing to order
it. Anothet source might be your local High School chemistry lab.
A cheaper source would be a store that sells home canning supplies. Alum
is sometimes used in making sour pickles.
Carolina Biological (Tel: 1-800-334-5551) carries it (#84-3490), but it
is expensive there.
If everything else fails, use a "styptic pencil", which is almost pure
aluminum sulfate. (For those *not* shaving with a blade: if you cut
yourself, a styptic pencil is used to stem the blood.)
> Can anyone give me the proper procedure for using Alum for "sterilizing"
> live plants and if so can you also let me know where Alum can be purchased.
> Christopher Graseck
> C/O Ludl Electronic Products
> 171 Brady Avenue, Hawthorne NY 10532
> cgraseck at ludl_com