X4. Crystals (complete)

       "growing crystals"             it's not easy being green


September 29th: The “Crystals” have been dried out and corked up forever.
This will be the last entry … unless I drop it on the floor and smash it … which I’m sure I would chronicle.

and that is that


September 23rd: The “Crystals” growing period is over. I emptied out the leftover caustic chemical sludge and am just trying to dry it out a bit before I put the cork on this experiment.
Was it worth it?
Well, being on the cutting edge of experimental experimenting cuts both ways. It wasn’t exciting, but now I know.



September 17th:  The “Crystals” continue to grow … but I have to admit this experiment isn’t very exciting.

still growing


September 14th:  The “Crystals” are growing. It’s difficult to take good photos of them: maybe I need a special “taking photos of things in bottles” lens or something.

better than Crystal Gale or Gail or whoever sang those crappy songs.


September 10th: The “Crystals” are growing. I can’t actually seem them grow, but they are. I guess it’s like my bank account … or something.

we will destroy your little planet .... ross!


I killed the original “crystals” before they even had a chance on August 31st 2009.  I didn’t use boiling water at the beginning of the procedure … if you really must know.

I restarted the experiment on September 5th 2009.

It should take about 12 to 15 days to grow these, so it won’t waste too much of your time.

September 8th: This is what it looks like now.

It will consume all of its little world! 




August 31st 2009 

Here goes another experiment!

I’m going to grow something called “crystals”.

I can’t read the instructions, but I think I’ve done all the initial steps from the picture directions correctly. I’ll get someone to translate what I have to do next … or what I did wrong … tomorrow.

Wish me luck!

… maybe I can grow my own Fortress of Solitude!


7 responses to “X4. Crystals (complete)

  1. It’s very green, is it supposed to be that green???
    Maybe it will grow a Kermit or a creature from the green lagoon…

  2. Are you sure you didn’t translate wrong & it’s actually dishwashing liquid???

  3. What! Tony, He’s taken to growing his own crystal…dang! that’s too bad. I thought he was such a nice guy too.

  4. Tony: it’s going to be a quick experiment I think. I just need my translator at work to tell me what to do next.

    sweetiegirlz: I hope it doesn’t turn into a big “meth“. hee hee!

  5. I am beginning to think that it may have some kinda powers that could disable Superman Visorman

  6. Cool crystals! Where have I been? I missed this experiment! Either I had too much going on or you had too many experiments to follow!
    hee hee!

  7. That’s really pretty awesome. My kids used to grow those multi coloured crystal gardens using bluing and stuff. Cool.

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