We now commenced our return homewards, laden with our honey cones and a supply of dammar.
The Malays called it dammar, and use it largely for torches.
For impregnation with the dammar solution the object must first be dried, and the air-pump used in the way described on p. 68.
An oil is obtained from the seeds, and a resin similar to dammar resin is likewise obtained from the tree.
In the interior country other vegetable oils are employed, and light is supplied by a kind of links made of dammar or resin.
dammar is besides a generic Indian name for various other resins, which, however, are little known in western commerce.
The brain and spinal cord should be embedded in paraffin or a carrot, and the section mounted in dammar.
To prepare it, dissolve one-half ounce of dammar rosin and one-half ounce of gum mastic in three ounces of benzole, and filter.
When sufficiently thin and transparent, mount in rectified spirits or dammar.
dammar is the product of a tree growing in the East Indies; it is the basis of a very fine white varnish.