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    I did a similar thing by stuffing a small N. sanguinea pitcher into a 10mL vial of ethanol to preserve it. The color is gone, and it just looks tan at this point (probably just the 2* cell walls). But it's transparent enough to see all the venation and secretory glands. I did the same with a D. capensis leaf. They look wicked cool.

    Can't wait to see how this turns out for you!
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    +1 on what Swords said. I highly recommend doing it outside, with a charcoal mask. Allergies can be instant, without prior exposure, and can be bad.

    That aside, wish you luck!
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    Thanks for the info, I'm quite well informed about the product, as my friend who gave it to me is an artist and has used the product before. Here's a linky http://eti-usa.com/clear-polyester-c...with-catalyst/

    I will definately work outside, my wife has a carbon mask (she's a ceramic artist, works with silica and such...) Goggles and gloves, the works... By the time the pitcher will mature, which should not get crushed by the sidewalls so long as there isn't a burst in pitchersize between this one and the two recent one's...

    The product is to be poured in multiple steps or in one step, I'll be filling it only 1/2 and inch at a time, which I will test first with a Sarr pitcher to see how much heat changes the color(good idea swords, thanks!). The chart they provide is quite clear and easy to follow.

    If this works out, I'm going to make a mold of a pool ball and repeat the process in that cast. Imagine having a set of pool balls with smalls being lowlanders, and highs being highlanders! LOL.
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    that'd actually be pretty friggen awesome.
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    That resin is amazing! I love the pool ball idea!!!

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    Update: hehehehe



    It just fits within the inside walls, only the cilia of the wings touch the walls. The hood is restrained from opening fully due to the tendril holding it back... Now, I will need to find some spare time to try out this nice little experiment, I'll keep you guys posted!
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    Do you have a picture of the test tube Sarracenia?

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