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    While I would never attempt to synthesize my own dye, I have had some promising results extracting cochineal beatles for the red dye in their shells. Then using it as a green sensitizer in conjuction with spinach extract for a semi-pancchromatic"all natural" emulsion.
    Why do I do this sort of thing? I dunno, just because I wanna, I suppose.
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    Bill,
    Good to hear about your experiments.
    I would love to hear more and see some of your initial results, fascinating!
    Keep up the good work.
    Emulsion.

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    Emulsion,
    I hope to soon post some scans of in-camera glass plate negatives made with the two "natural" dye extracts I have mentioned. Right now what I have is ugly, due to things like bubbles and uneven coatings. I look through the coal to find the diamond.
    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildbillbugman View Post
    While I would never attempt to synthesize my own dye, I have had some promising results extracting cochineal beatles for the red dye in their shells. Then using it as a green sensitizer in conjuction with spinach extract for a semi-pancchromatic"all natural" emulsion.
    Why do I do this sort of thing? I dunno, just because I wanna, I suppose.
    Bill
    Bill:

    Somehow, I think I can figure out how you decided on your APUG user name.



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    You should see his pet mantis! And the crickets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    You should see his pet mantis!
    I loved watching Lenny grab a cricket, chew the head off, tuck it under one arm, and then grab another cricket for dinner. It was pretty cool!
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    For up from the ashes, up from the ashes, grow the roses of success!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Keyes View Post
    I loved watching Lenny grab a cricket, chew the head off, tuck it under one arm, and then grab another cricket for dinner. It was pretty cool!
    Kirk,
    Mantids don't normaly do that. Lenny learned that by watching me.
    Actualy, the best photo I ever took was probably a MF deep I.R.(the black kind) of a mantis staring at his own reflection off of the filter. Totaly without motion.
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    Bill;

    I never saw you grab a cricket by the head and eat it though.

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    At this point I will exit this thread. Before I get too raunchy.
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