Watkins and Doncaster sell tragacanth gum in small bottles. I'm not an entomologist but I've been told this can be used for mounting small specimens, although you might want to contact W & D to confirm this. They have a website and sell a lot of useful entomological things - I am sure they will be able to help you.
From: The Natural Science Collections Association discussion list
[mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Emily Mayer
Sent: 30 August 2009 21:08
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Subject: Gum Chloral
The Guild of Taxidermists has had a query through the website from somebody
wishing to purchase a small amount of gum chloral for mounting small insect
and invertebrate specimens.
Can anyone advise where he might be able to purchase this? Or whether there
is a suitable alternative if it's unobtainable.
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