So...uh, do you recommend pre-washing the film with this stuff?

I mixed up a liter of this stuff (2.5g Metol, 9g Ascorbic Acid, 25g Borax) about a week ago and tried it last night. The fresh developer goes in nice and clear and, with TXP at least, comes out a very, very interesting blue-purple color!

I did 8 minutes and got a very delicate neg. If I had a 5x7 enlarger, it will be easy to print. I'm not sure how it'll contact.