I usually mix 1 liter at a time. Yes, I think the ration is the same. I just start with 850 ml of water and pour metaborate in to the container and the volume raises to 1000 ml and I quit. Then the challenge is to get it to dissolve. Just keep at it.
no problem, i have a magnetic stirrer.
Or you might try the triethanolamine. No mixing. It is liquid.
true, however, i have the sodium met. on hand and would have to order the other.
This morning in the lab i checked Gordon"s book, looking for a trouble shooting sections. One thing he mentioned as to "sloppy" staining, was agaition. That it need to be vigorous. Now, i am not aware that i have "soften" my technique but it is another issue.