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    Note to self: don't drink the developer.
    That's just, like, my opinion, man...

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    on a lighter note -- I'll be developing film with parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme this weekend

    Tri-X is in the Thyme as we speak

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    I would add some tomato sauce.

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    I'm reserving the tomato sauce for the pizza I'm gonna cook after I finish with the film...which adds 1 step to my normal developing procedure:

    (1) process film
    (2) rinse film
    (3) rinse photographer
    (4) feed photographer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    1. ACS advances in chemistry textbook - "From Borax to Boranes" which includes how Borax is mined in the US and WW.
    PE - That's the kind of nerdy book I would buy...

    Anyway, does it discuss the refining of borax and aspects of grades and purity? I suspect that the difference between Pat's technical grade 20 Mule Team borax and ACS Reagent Grade borax could be something as simple as performing one more recrystallization during the refining. It could be something that simple to clean the borax up to make it a higher grade.

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    how does one perform a recrystallization?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkroomExperimente View Post
    I'd be worried about the blue-green vomit
    That actually sounds kind of interesting. I like blue-green colors, and if you have to vomit, it might as well be pretty...

    Another good quote from your source is this:

    "However, boric acid poisoning is considerably rarer than in the past because the substance is no longer used as a disinfectant in nurseries. It is also no longer commonly used in medical preparations. Boric acid is an ingredient in some vaginal suppositories used for yeast infections, although this is NOT a standard treatment."

    The part about the treatments of patients with open wounds shows an interesting aspect of boron poisoning. Healthy skin is a very good barrier to borax, but if you have open wounds it is readily absorbed into the body which can lead to poisoning.

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    well, I guess it's really cyan vomit

    but anyway...how do you recrystallize Borax?

    if it's simple...might be something fun to do with the box of Borax I have, but never use

    here's an interesting bit of history:

    http://www.letsgoseeit.com/index/cou...04/harmony.htm
    Last edited by DarkroomExperimente; 12-13-2007 at 11:44 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkroomExperimente View Post
    how does one perform a recrystallization?
    1) dissolve substance in water
    2) allow water to evaporate.

    Some substances need other solvents than water, but that's essentially it.
    -- Ole Tjugen, Luddite Elitist
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    but....if you evaporate the water...don't the impurities just precipitate/recrystallize too?



 

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