Fw: How to extract colchicine

Pacific Rim paige@hillkeep.ca
Mon, 19 Dec 2005 15:04:45 PST
Arnold, what you say makes sense but this guy wants to extract it himself. 
And who knows, perhaps in Turkey colchicine is less commonly available in 
its extracted form than it is in corms in the ground. :-) Paige

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Arnold Trachtenberg" <arnold@nj.rr.com>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Monday, December 19, 2005 2:35 PM
Subject: Re: [pbs] How to extract colchicine

> Paige;
> I don't think it would make any sense t o try t o extract the
> colchicine.  It is a readily available  substance in any college bio
> dept.  They also use in in genetics to mutate fruit flies.
> Kind of like trying to make wine which I have done, the store bought is
> so much better.
> Arnold

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