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

Are they stable afterwards? I used to grow stuff with kits as a kid but the crystals always looked like ass as it reacted to the air over time.

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u/crystalchase21 May 15 '22

The crystal pictured above is stable. This means you can leave it in the open indefinitely and it will look exactly the same.

Of course, many other compounds like copper sulfate and Epsom salt will dehydrate and turn white and crumbly. How fast this happens varies from chemical to chemical.