Treatment: Ick can be treated a number of ways, including using aquarium salts, formalin, malachite green or copper, but some strains of the disease have become tolerant to some of these options.
Treatment: The disease is usually treated with formalin or malachite green.
The more important of those in use to-day are carbolic acid, the perchloride and biniodide of mercury, iodoform, formalin, salicylic acid, &c. Carbolic acid is germicidal in strong solution, inhibitory in weaker ones.
Similar spots are produced on potatoes in America by the fungus Oospora scabies, and in both cases, if affected "seed" potatoes are steeped in a solution of 2 pint formalin in 15 gallons of water for two hours before planting, the attack on the resulting crop is materially lessened.
It is also advisable to wash all woodwork and gangways annually with a weak solution of formalin, or other inodorous germicide.
The chief aldehydes are shown in the following table: - For formaldehyde see Formalin.
When exposed to air the latex gradually undergoes putrefactive changes accompanied by coagulation of the caoutchouc. The addition of a small quantity of ammonia or of formalin to some latices usually has the effect of preserving them for a considerable time.