|Posted on Sunday, July 03, 2005 - 01:24 pm: ||
Yes, you can. Charles Illsley conducted trials in 1984 in which he developed experimental latent prints by cyanoacrylate fuming and then 'dusted' these with black fingerprint powder; lifted, dusted again; and lifted again (559 times). This was reported in Identification News (34:1), January 1984.
On a somewhat diffeent application, latents were developed on plastic with cyanoacrylate fuming, not further processed, but covered with latent print lifting tape for protection and stored. These latents 'disappeared' over time. Reported by Frank Shonberger in Journal of Forensic Identification (40:6) Nov/Dec 1990.
If latent powder is attracted to cyanoacrylate residue in a latent print, it can probably be lifted. While there are 'household' powders that can effectively develop nice greasy planted fingerprints, commerical latent print powders would be recommended.
|Posted on Saturday, July 02, 2005 - 02:32 pm: ||
Can I still use tape to "lift" the prints after super glue? The only mention I have seen of how to record prints after fuming was to photograph them.If tape can be used, do I need to enhance them with some kind of powder? Are there any "household" powders that work well?