Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
Did you wash after the hardening step? That is an important step to consider. Glyoxal should be removed before development. Also, Sodium Sulfate may be a good addition to the hardening solution.

PE
Yes, I did do a quick rinse maybe 15 - 20s. Although I did not pay much attention to this step. It only rinsed for the time it took me to reset my very finicky timer. Maybe I should have gone longer?

I could not find any info on the pre-hardening the emulsion with Glyoxal. All the formulas used formalin, so I just swapped out equal amounts of glyoxal for formalin in the formulas I found.

Do you think not completely rinsing would have increased the solvent action of the developer?