Thursday, January 13, 2011

Homemade Indicator Papers

If you've made some cabbage juice indicator and are looking for another way to save it for longer use, try making your own indicator papers.

Cut paper (I used coffee filters) into strips about 1/2" wide and a 2-3" long.

Submerge the strips in cabbage juice until they are fully soaked.

Remove the strips and place them in a warm spot to dry.

Store the dried strips in a resealable bag.

To use, place a drop of the liquid to be tested on the paper.  If it's a base, it will turn pink.  If it's a base, it will turn green.  And if it's neutral, there will be no color change.
The color change isn't as drastic as you'd see with litmus paper, but it's there. 

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