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    would just being exposed to the environment (sun and rain) drive out the terpenes and make it lose it's mojo? I do think it is copal and lacks the "fire element" from being exposed. you can tell more about it in the top pic.
    Thanks for the info, this sap might be better used as a sealant than a fuel.
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    It shouldn't. It would take higher heat to do that. You should be able to burn it much like incense if it is copal. I think the term copal came from copalli, which is Spanish for incense (?)....I think. Or maybe it's Spanish for an incense like product. Anywhooo. Try burning it and see if it reacts like incense. If it does, then I'd bet you have copal.

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    nah, it melts like wax and runs when hot. very fluid and burns very violently with lots of popping and crackling.. the fire just doesn't last. I'll toy with some more wick materials soon. got 2 hides to smoke and one to brain.. gotta get back to work lol.
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    Maybe it somehow got water mixed into it.

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