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tharlow
8th October 2005, 11:20 AM
One can find a manual describing the procedures necessary to employ the vertical soak diffusion method to preserve bamboo using borax and boric acid.
Here is a more direct link to the English version:
http://www.bamboocentral.org/index1.htm

It's also available in Indonesian and Portuguese.
http://www.bamboocentral.org/index1.htm
Click on treatment manual for the other languages.

--Tom

CaroleMeckes
20th November 2007, 01:17 AM
There is a new version posted of the Vertical Soak Diffusion - Borax Treatment for bamboo

One can find a manual describing the procedures necessary to employ the vertical soak diffusion method to preserve bamboo using borax and boric acid.
Here is a more direct link to the English version:
http://www.bamboocentral.org/index1.htm--Tom

Volunteers are currently being sought to help translate the new version to Indonesian and Portuguese.
http://www.bamboocentral.org/index1.htm

This version is not practical for small scale treatment at home.
The moth ball treatment suggested here (http://www.bamboocraft.net/forums/showthread.php?t=1534) is more practical on a small scale - although the health benefits on humans and on the environment are questionable...

Has anyone tried or heard of any other suggested treatments?