All of the chemicals were purchased from Artcraft and are fresh. I don't have any reason think that there is a problem there, especially since I have obtained good results with the main ingredients (from the same jars) in other developers - the catechol in Pyrocat-HD and the metol in Pyrocat-M. One thing not mentioned previously is that the spent MC from the TMY-2 development is consistently a very deep lavender color. I didn't get that with the TMY-2 in either the HD or M.
Originally Posted by Gerald C Koch
I'm ready to move on from this developer, chalking this one up to the vagaries of chemistry. Since I have obtained good results with both FP4+ and TMY-2 in Pyrocat-HD, I think I will stick with that developer for now. Thanks for everyone's input.