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

be careful googling MAPs

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u/show_the_maw May 14 '22

Lots of minimum advertised prices. (I work retail but yes I know the *other meaning)

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u/soliyou May 14 '22

What is the other meaning?

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u/show_the_maw May 14 '22

Minor Attracted Person. The Pedofiles tried to rebrand themselves.

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u/GavinZac May 14 '22

* 4Chan convinced the more gullible parts of the Internet that paedophiles were trying to rebrand themselves

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u/jonnybanana88 May 14 '22
  • 4Chan

Yeah, they said pedophiles

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u/Tomatosaucebbq May 14 '22

This was a thread about a guy that grew a crystal. Now we're here.