Re: toning albumen and acidity
If you mix 10g borax and 0.4g gold chloride and nothing else in one liter of water, the pH should be very near 9. The virtue of borax is that adding more borax doesn't make the pH much higher than 9.2. If your toner is too acidic, there should be no harm in adding more borax. However, if you bought the gold in solution, I'd first suspect (and confirm or exclude) that the solution might contain excess acid or something. -- Ryuji Suzuki "People are sick in this country because they are poisoned [...] they poison themselves. To my way of thinking why about 90% of people are sick is because they eat shit---Bill Maher (2007)"