In my forty odd years of working with traditional materials, I have not tried certain films and chemicals - having decided long ago that I had settled on "a look" that suited me. Recently, I have decided to expand my materials vocabulary and so I am going to spend some time trying out Xtol instead of my old standard: D76.
I have researched this formula (here and elsewhere) and its clear that this developer will oxidize rapidly unless oxygen is excluded from the storage container. I knew that bit, so - OK. But I have read a few accounts that state that Xtol should be stored only in brown glass bottles - NOT any type of plastic. I had planned on storing it in those collapsible brown plastic chemical storage containers - you know the ones - they accordion to exclude all air as you empty them through usage. Its how I have stored D76 all these years.
So my question is this: Is the "accordion bottle" type container NOT suitable if I expect to use the Xtol within 3 or 4 months at most? I'd rather not have to source glass containers if its not essential. (They solve one problem but introduce the issue of oxygen in the container as the developer gets used) Thank you.