johnielvis, thanks for the thoughtful response.
In this blog:
you can see that mrred has used powder Dektol at 1+1 and 1+2 on many films with great success (i have seen the results). The Dektol liquid (that i use) is already 5 times the strength of Dektol stock from powder, so I am suing it at 1+9 or at the stronger 1+5 to shorten dev times.
It's not that I don't want to hear it but rather that if Dektol will only work at 10 times the normal concentration used to successfully reverse develop other films, that maybe it is the wrong one for Tri-X. Then maybe I have nothing to lose except ruling dev concentration out.
I'm not panicked, just frustrated that I've wasted huge amounts of time trying to re-invent a wheel that someone has already made perfectly well.
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