Orca Black is often the last and final colour used on a Pysanka designed eggshell. It allows all the other colours to "pop" and bring brilliance to your pysanka but is also beautiful as a one colour pysanka. Have fun using Orca Black.
Orca Black Tip: Canada's environmental laws don't allow Acid Black 1 powder dye (used in most USA pysanka dyes) to be used in our Canadian dye because it makes it's way into our streams and waterways. Because of this, our Orca Black has a mixture of different black dyes that are easier on the environment.
This means that Orca Black needs a little help to cover strong and powerful. It either needs patience with a 20-25 minute dip, or... my preferred technique, which is to wash back all previous colours and then dip in 10% vinegar or do a quick etch with ZEP toilet bowl cleaner or Safe Etch before going into Orca Black. This will take less than a 5 minute dip with a solid glorious coverage.
The Orca is one of the most menacing sea creatures in the Arctic Ocean and northern Pacific Ocean, and their apex predator status earns them the title of Killer Whale. Interestingly enough, Orcas are actually a type of dolphin, rather than whales, and it is actually the largest species of dolphin. To celebrate the orcas, we named our black after the most elegant and fearsome creature of the arctic.