Quote Originally Posted by holmburgers View Post
Quick question; any recommendations (I'm looking at you Hologram ) on substituting Sorbitol for Glycerin?

[update, two hours later... whoa, I get it! "quecksilber" is quicksilver, and schlieren is streak, as in Schlieren photography which captures fluid movements of air by small variations in density, streaks if you will. I love cognates and borrowed words...]
Post-swelling the emulsion with sorbitol is probably a better solution than doing it with glycerin. But both may leave the surface somewhat tacky. Citric acid might be even more convenient.

Yes, "streak" may be a pretty good translation for Schlieren.