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So I hadn't used my Noodler's #41 in a long time (at least a year probably and maybe even longer—I guess that's what happens when you buy way too much ink). When I unboxed it, it looked like this: I shook it up really well to see if it would recombine—or whatever the chemical term is—and it seemed to, but after leaving it overnight, it separated again. I'm not bashing the ink at all. I loved it the few times I used it. It was in its box in a dark drawer, but I can understand how ignoring it for so long could have resulted in some funky reactions. But my question is: is it safe to assume this bottle has gone bad? Should I sit the kids down and let them know it's gone to live on a big farm upstate where it will have plenty of room to run and play?
. I am wondering if anyone has any experience to share concerning iron gall inks, specifically R&K Salix. Before filling my Safaris, is it better to A. shake the bottle , to mix all ingredients / components up in case they had separated. Or, B. keep the bottle still, and leave anything that may have separated on the bottom of the bottle I am using Salix in Lamy Safaris, so there is no huge financial risk, I just want to use the ink to its full potential. Thanks in advance, Laurens