Borax granular vs 20 Mule Team

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by Lew, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. Lew

    Lew Guest

    Are these the same? I'm looking for the 3 grams specified for the
    Microphen substitute in Darkroom CB.
    Lew, Apr 25, 2009
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  2. as per lye -
    Lawrence Akutagawa, Apr 26, 2009
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  3. Lew

    Lloyd at Guest

    April 28, 2009, from Lloyd Erlick,

    Watch out for anhydrous borax. I foolishly
    bought a large bag of it many years ago, just
    because the price was attractive.

    Anhydrous borax dissolves in water so slowly
    we will all die of old age waiting. I could
    find no additional chemicals that made it
    dissolve fully. It's a nice white powder that
    you can pour on the ground to mark your path.

    Lloyd Erlick Portraits, Toronto.
    telephone: 416-686-0326
    Lloyd at , Apr 28, 2009
  4. I thought they said that about boric acid, not borax.
    It may be true for both.
    Jean-David Beyer, Apr 29, 2009
  5. Lew

    Lloyd at Guest

    On Tue, 28 Apr 2009 16:50:14 -0700, "Richard


    April 29, 2009, from Lloyd Erlick,

    I bet a lot of people have been perplexed by
    the difference between granulated and
    Lloyd at , Apr 29, 2009
  6. Lew

    Lew Guest

    I think the published 'mix at' temperatures for many formulae are
    minimums. When I have to mix something using boric acid, I have the
    solution in a pyrex container on a hot plate. Heating it up allows the
    roach powder to dissolve more easily. I haven't noticed any ill
    effects on the resulting soups.
    Lew, Apr 30, 2009
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