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SeaDawg
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I am looking at using theatrical blood to make one of the effects in Baba's Vu Dou Ma Gick.

there seem to be many commercial bloods available, among them BenNye and Mehron. The question: Once I open the bottle do these products have a shelf life? If so, does anyone know how long?

I am trying to decide whether to buy large bottle or 2 smalls etc...

Also has anyone tinted arterial blood to veinous blood? How did it turn out?

Thanks in advance...
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I've used Ben Nye stage blood (zesty mint flavor!) for a couple of decades. I think the large bottle of stage blood I currently have is about six years old, and it's still quite usable. As for color, I find that the darker the stage blood, the more strongly people respond to it. If stage blood is as brightly colored as real blood, it tends to look a bit fakey. Ben Nye blood is a nice dark red. I've never found it necessary to mess with the color, but if one wanted to make it a brighter red, a drop of red food coloring would probably do the trick.
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From what I've read, Mehron's blood is crap.
Ben Nye is nice, and Reel is "Top Shelf". Smile
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SeaDawg
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Seek & Ye shall find....

thanks for the answers guys, Now I know I am look for a large bottle of veinous Beny Nye...

Regards
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This place has a great selection of theatrical blood:

http://tinyurl.com/ydw9s5

( http:// http://www.burmanfoam.com/ blood supplies )
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I just make my own. [I'm realllllly cheap]I never pay another for what I can do my self
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On 2006-12-12 00:09, majik wrote:
I just make my own. [I'm realllllly cheap]I never pay another for what I can do my self


So do I, but if the authorities ever catch me I'll get the chair.

BTW, what do you do with the bodies ? My backyard is getting full.
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