There was a presentation at the 2013 Kansas City ARSC conference about the lac bug. See "All Natural Discs" Jacob Smith, Northwestern University.

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Subject: [ARSCLIST] Shellac?

Came upon this while reading Lewisohn's Tune In Beatles biography: "Shellac is resin produced from the secretions of the female lac beetle in trees in India and Thailand". I had no idea. What was the percentage of shellac used in those 78's? Anyone have additional information regarding shellac?

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