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Inside the mucilage are carbohydrates and some 60 polysaccharides, or sugars, that have specific effects on different contaminants.
In the lab, Alcantar’s team observed that mucilage from the insides of the cactus captures not only sediment but also arsenic and bacteria in contaminated water.
Monumentally weird, aggressively perverse, and not infrequently nauseating, Ballard’s most infamous novel is a raw tapestry of mucous membranes and mucilage, gristle and gore and globules of semen.
The gooey inner substance of the cactus—its mucilage—can be used to purify water and remove harmful contaminants like arsenic and other elements.
The mucilage is thought to be medicinally potent, usually for soothing skin abrasions and burns.
Gary pulls the lids off more cans of mucilage and flings them at Dusty like sticky ninja throwing stars.
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