OK, it’s a small factor, however I nonetheless get irritated after I see
or hear shellac described as bug excretion. It’s not (suppose
of the associated phrase “excrement.”) It’s a resinous SEcretion
(massive distinction) from a bug that feeds off of plum timber,
that are native to South Asia.
The bug secretes the resin to shelter and defend its
offspring. The resin is then harvested and shipped across the
world. In Biblical instances the resin was most extremely valued for
its reddish coloration. Now it’s used primarily as a coating.
— Bob Flexner
data on shellac, obtain Bob Flexner’s
“Film-Building Finishes Understood” at