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    Does E6 starter go bad?

    I have an unopened bottle of e6 first developer starter that has an expiration date of mid 2009. What kind of issues could I expect if I try to use this in a replenished system? I actually want to use this to start a tank of Xtol developer for B&W, but I don't want to ruin a batch if this really goes bad.
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    The color changes to honey or darker as it goes bad. Straw color means it is fresh.

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    I would say it is a straw to very light honey color. Should that be fine for use? I would only need to use it once in the next few days, then it will be discarded.
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    Starter should be fine. I've had colour developer replenisher from 2005 that was fine.

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    I have heard it both ways, i.e that starter deteriorates with time and losses its potency like a developer would, and the other arguement.

    From my read of the MSDS starters for developers it is mostly inorganics like bromide and maybe a bit of alkali like carbonate.

    Starter works to build up bromide in the fresh solution to make it like a well seasoned developer.

    In a well seasoned tank, the films being processed leave bromide behind as a side product of the development from the silver halide to elemental silver form to make the processed image.
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