Rice glues, and additives to mortar, plaster, and other crafts have been known for thousands of years. The "amylopectin" found in "rice soup" is similar material and characteristics to what you get from fermented cactus pads. I have use rice in several projects, seen the use in China as a mortar additive. It is an expensive additive for a entire house project and not an "indigenous material," so for most project I question is applicability, other than for a traditional restoration project, or some other special application.
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posted 6 years ago
Thanks. When I was reading the article I was brainstorming on its potential uses as a plaster. Never handled this stuff.
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Jay C. White Cloud
posted 5 years ago
Bumping this up...
Rice soup, glues, and mortars have come up several times over the last few weeks, so I thought I would bump this up. I have several pdf article/reports on the historical use of this if folks what a link. If anyone is out there working, testing or researching this also, I would love the links...