Is Acacia Gum Important?

Marmosets are known to be gum feeders. They gnaw on trees to get the gum in a natural setting. In the wild they spend most of their time foraging. They will spend 25% of their day working on getting sap from a tree. The acacia is a source of calcium and minerals. I also find the Tamarins love to work for the gum.
Mix one part of powder with two parts of water. Refrigerate for three to four hours and when it becomes firm and sappy its ready for distribution. Drill some holes into wood (like branches or bamboo) and fill them with this prepared gum.

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