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Martyn
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It changes the viscosity of the water and this changes the surface tension and this gives taller but thinner Worthington Jets. Too much can screw things up…

This is something you really need to experiment with. A tiny amount of some detergents can make a difference, large amounts of other detergents have little effect.

Having said the above, If you are just starting you will get better results adding guar gum or xanthan gum to the drop liquid. I use 1 level teaspoon to 1 litre, mixed in a blender, strained, and then dilute as I use it.

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