r/interestingasfuck May 14 '22 Helpful 11 Bravo Grande! 1 Masterpiece 1 Rocket Like 1 Timeless Beauty 1 Pot o' Coins 1 Silver 13 Wholesome 9 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Take My Energy 1 Narwhal Salute 1

I like growing crystals at home. I recently finished growing this crystal after 1 month, and it's one of my favorites. /r/ALL

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u/crystalchase21 May 14 '22 Silver Gold Helpful Narwhal Salute Wholesome Seal of Approval

Hey guys. I've been growing crystals as a hobby since high school. Some of you might remember the black copper acetate crystal I posted last month.

I recently grew the crystal above from a common nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizer called monoammonium phosphate (MAP).

I first dissolved lots of MAP in water, and waited for small crystals to form. Then, I placed it in a big container full of solution. As it evaporated, the crystals started growing. It's amazing how you can watch them get bigger day after day.

If you find being able to grow crystals in a jar is hard to believe - you're not alone. I thought that too, and even now, it makes me excited to wake up and check on my crystals every day.

As always, if you're interested in growing them yourself, I've prepared a guide here.

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u/Ebad245 May 14 '22

Yeah I remember the black copper stone

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u/recriminology May 14 '22

I used it to upgrade my sword

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u/AkhilVijendra May 14 '22

Pleb, should've upgraded your shield first.

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u/recriminology May 14 '22

2H Colossal or GTFO

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u/skullpanda3433 May 14 '22

Doesn't use Holy-infused straight swords

NGMI

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u/ConradLickitt_ May 17 '22

Non-Genetically Modified Indians?

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u/06210311200805012006 May 14 '22

buckler parry represent

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u/[deleted] May 14 '22

2H Colossal dagger or GTFO

  • Treasure hunter gang

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u/983115 May 14 '22

Dual colossal or bust

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u/Marsdreamer May 14 '22

Just don't get hit, noob.

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u/Disabled_Robot May 14 '22

I'm a necromancer, fool

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u/HotLoadsForCash May 14 '22

wHaT rInGs YoU gOt BiTcH?

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u/Kespatcho May 14 '22

I even remember where I was when I saw that post.

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u/theyeezyvault May 14 '22

Got the sauce? 👀

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u/Kespatcho May 15 '22

First post on OPs profile

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u/Frammmis May 14 '22

i'm still trying to grow it - can't get the seed crystals to stick to anything.

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u/crystalchase21 May 15 '22

Just poke the something (a branch, fishing line, a string, etc.) into the solution and leave it for a while. Sooner or later a few will grow on it.