Tragedy - I was sent a set of sample bottles of the new Colours of Aus. The Daintree Green was only opened once to do post #23 above. I just now opened it again, and I have the Dreaded SITB.
Slimy strings of gloop dripping off the end of my dip pen.
I really hope it was just a pre-production glitch.
dcwaites, I have the same slime monster living in my Daintree Green and also in Uluru Red (lesser degree).
I got mine as soon as the set of 5 Colours of Australia 30ml bottles were listed on their website (early/mid November 2015), and didn't get around to opening the bottles until just before Christmas.
I opened the Green for the first time then, and didn't realise the stringy sliminess until I finished filling my vintage piston filler and lifted the section out of the bottle. Horror and tragedy indeed, as the pen is old and cannot be disassembled and it got a full load of slime in it. I flushed as much as I could, and filled with a mix of my regular use ink and a huge dose of Germall Plus (biocide/preservative for cosmetics and toiletries that I use for DIY hobby and for DIY ink mixes). I don't know if the pen will be okay but as it is hard to replace, I am treating it carefully and in the future always ink up this pen from a separate ink vial specifically put aside for that pen.
I hadn't opened any of the 30ml nalgine bottles until I found out about the SITB (the hard way) so it was definitely in there from the start. I checked the other 4 bottles too and I found the Uluru Red also was affected by the same stringy slimy SITB. I was going to report it to Kevin but kept putting it off. I received their January newsletter a couple of weeks ago and it reminded me to contact him about it too, but kept forgetting. But now I came across your post here, so I'm chiming up to say Me Too!
dcwaites, is your Uluru Red unaffected? Any other colours in the set? My two Blues and the Black appear to be fine in the bottle, but I have not inked up any others. The way I checked the inks (after I contaminated my pen with the Daintree Green) was to get clean toothpicks and stir the ink in the bottle for each colour. Only the Red had stringy thing come up with the toothpick other than the Green.