To note its appearance, colour and texture.
To soak a small sample in water, mount it in 50 per cent glycerin and examine it microscopically. In a preparation of this sort, several features can be seen. It is particularly useful to examine hemp fibres in this way because the dark brown or golden resin and the laticiferous elements will be destroyed during the more drastic treatment of ashing or maceration.
KeywordsFibre Cell Hibiscus Cannabinus Tracheary Element Vessel Element Chambered Cell
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