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Rpp With Reddish Moldy Spots

 
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Posted 12/23/2015   9:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add ikeyPikey to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I offer for your collective consideration this RPP with Reddish Moldy Spots.

I key 'moldy', as I do not know the composition ...

Q/ Is there a particular reddish mold that favors photographs?

Q/ Is this not mold, but a byproduct of some chemical process?

Found on both the front (photo-reactive emulsion side) and the back, though not thru-and-thru.

Authoritative & ridiculous opinions are equally welcome, but please tag the latter with a smiley so's I know the difference.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey





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Posted 02/03/2016   6:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Tim H to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Michael, I have a similar mould (as we call it over here) growing on the surface of some photographic slides. It can grow on either side but doesn't appear to permeate through the slide. Research will have to determine the species, as my specialist stamp catalogues (as we call them over here) don't go to that level of detail. I suspect it's something that likes cellulose.

They are pretty patterns though. What do they look like under x15 magnification?
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Posted 02/03/2016   11:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
One pal suggested that it is/from drops of developer. Cheers,
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Posted 02/04/2016   12:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The color and splotchiness sure does make those spots look like a mold I've seen before. Bear in mind, I'm not authoritative...but I can be ridiculous (usually unintentionally).

Looks like mold...just my opinion.
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