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    I have used coffee and washing soda and have heard that peppermint tea works well. I drink a lot of it so I should try it as a developer.


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    I see people talking about developing film, but could organic edible developers also be used to develop paper?? Or is paper to insensitive for this. I keep amazing me about the strange things coming up on APUG! Great !!! My knowledge is growing everyday here...

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    It's a film developer!

    No, it's a dessert topping!

    Stop! You're both right!

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    well...with a nice balsamic vinegar for stop..we could make a nice salad dressing

    RE: Paper......I'm sure these work with paper - I read online somewhere that people have used coffee developers on paper....(it leaves a brown tone)

    oh, BTW, the "edible" part is a bit of a joke since you have to add something like sodium carbonate to make the developers work, and that kinda ruins the "edible" thing

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    I just got some Diet Mountain Dew to try tonight...

    anyone know if phenylalanine is the ingredient that acts as the developer?

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    I get at least 10 emails a day for some kind of edible product that develops something, I am fine with food being food and developer being developer. Besides, Coffee for developing film is compensating and as a beverage it is a laxative. I guess I am not film.
    My photos are always without all that distracting color ...

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    I had tried Mountain Dew based on the caffeine and the vitamin C. Hadn't thought about the phenylalanine. You may find the color changes when you titrate it, which is a strange trait for a supposed beverage.

    I'm in Alexandria if you want to come get the mint. PM me for a phone number.

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    I just tried Tri-X Mountain Dew for 45 min with 5 tbsp of sodium carbonate...didn't get an image

    Caffeine IMHO does nothing....I've used pure caffeine from the drug store + sodium carbonate and nothing happened

    I understand it's the tannins/phenols or something in coffee & tea that do the developing

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    Yes, I think Patrick Gainer tried some No-Doz tablets to determine that the caffeine was irrelevant.
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    hmmm...the color of the Dew didn't change...

    I didn't titrate it...I just dumped in a bunch of sodium carb. ...maybe I needed to use more, or maybe a different film would respond better

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