I've read through the materials, but I'd like to know why the innovation of using Borax and/or Boric acid in the method?
Jason Lions' article said the Borates were beyond the scope of the article.
Oooops, I hate getting old,....
Just found the "Sticky" in Chemistry 201.
That begins to answer the questions.
So, If I wanted to understand the point of of using Borates more deeply, should that be in "Off the deep end?"
And, what inspired the person who started the innovation to try it in the first place?
I like history -- minored in ancient history, stuff prior to 600 B.C.E.
Ok, adding a link now. How borates act as an insectide.
Hope this works/helps or something.