I'm printing tomorrow after a long absence, and will making a batch of Ansco 130 in the morning beforehand. I ordered fresh glycin but planned on using my existing Metol and Hydroquinone in the cabinet. However, now I'm suddenly questioning myself and wonder if I need to be safe and run to Freestyle before I go to the darkroom.
My metol I procured in September 2014. It's an off-white to tan color and I don't see any darker specks.
My hydroquinone I procured in July 2013 and it looks the same - long white crystals.
Any input on the shelf life of these chemicals?