Frozenlady
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Purple carnations with food coloring

Postby Frozenlady » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:28 am

Why is the white carnation sitting in purple food dye turning blue?

samuelringel
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Re: Purple carnations with food coloring

Postby samuelringel » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:22 pm

It is likely that as the dye travels to the flower, it is losing its intensity which makes it a lighter shade of purple that appears blue. If you want it to turn more purple I would suggest putting more dye into the water or even trying a different type of dye. Hope this helps!

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Re: Purple carnations with food coloring

Postby cnoonan180 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:17 pm

Hello,

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