Yes Ron and Jim,
I will certainly test the emulsion befor spectral sensitzation. And at every step durring the entire process.And I will try a gold chloride sensitizer(Stiegmann's?), after I haved looked at it without one.
Making the Big asumption that other things go well, do you reccomend glyoxal as a hardiner? I don't intend to harden anything until I have my other ducks in a row?
Also, I will work in smaller batches than Jim's formula calls for. My first batch will be for 1 liter,total .