greasy specimens

Mark Walker mwalker at
Thu Nov 13 17:49:01 EST 1997

I recall the earlier thread on this subject, and as Kenelm has pointed out,
ethyl acetate has been suggested as a viable degreaser for this purpose.  I
didn't mention it at the time, but I have on at least a number of occasions
found that several specimens left in vaporized ethyl acetate for extended
periods (on the order of a few hours) have been excessively greasy - to the
extent that I often blamed the solvent.  It seemed odd to me that one solution
to the greasing problem would be the same solvent that seemed to promote the

I could be _all_wet_ on this however.

Mark Walker.

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