So, as many of you may know, I’ve barely been on Tumblr for the last month because real life tends to be the top priority. I’ve had my queue on (okay, it’s on 24/7 no matter what), which has been of help keeping my blog from looking like a desert. With that, I haven’t had time to finish writing or start any good/new science-y posts. But to make up for that, I thought I’d document a little DIY experiment for everyone - which is something you can do at home too!
There are many ways to grow crystals yourself. You can find websites all over the internet, videos on YouTube, and goodness knows where else. Some ways are much easier than others, and I thought I’d show you guys a very basic and easy-to-do way of growing some awesome aragonite crystals!
I have not started the process just yet because I wanted to ask my followers if they’d be interested in watching a day-by-day process (with photos) and my explanation of what is happening, and how you can do it. I may not be able to start this experiment tomorrow, but I would like to within the next few weeks when my schedule has calmed down. Summer is when a lot of stuff is going on (anyone signed up for some fossil digs!? [that reminds me, I still need to write up that directory for digging with museums!]), so my blog’s going to be pretty wonky when it comes to scheduled posts. The crystal growing process is something that will be fun for everyone to watch, and maybe get you guys inspired to try it out yourself.
So tell me, would anyone want to watch me grow some aragonite?
Thought I’d pass this on to anyone following Scinerds who may be interested in this project!