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The Preservation of Fishing-nets, Mosquito-nets, and Tent Fabrics

Naturevolume 115pages761762 (1925) | Download Citation



IT has been shown by H. F. Taylor and A. W. Wells (Bureau of Fisheries, Document No. 947, Washington, 1923) that copper oleate dissolved in petrol or benzol is an efficient preservative for nets immersed in salt water. To avoid the creeping out of the soap to the surface on drying, the ten per cent. oleate solution receives one per cent. of mineral oil or of creosote. In fresh water, less satisfactory results were obtained unless a considerable amount of tar was added as a binder.

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  1. Marine Biological Laboratory, Plymouth

    • W. R. G. ATKINS


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