Ooooohhhhh, very interesting. Too bad you lose speed...I don't know how much more speed I can stand to lose.
My shooting this morning went very good. I have many excellent examples of negatives. This discussion caused me to re-evaluate my shooting exposures and development combo, and I think I am getting a better handle on the ability to control contrast via exposure/development with the paper negative.
I have learned a lot in this thread. Thanks to all who have contributed.