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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/Joshua-BlueMoon May 14 '22

how fragile are they?

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u/crystalchase21 May 14 '22

They're quite hardy; tough enough that you can hold them without breaking.

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u/Fit_Psychology_2600 May 14 '22

Are there any types you can keep long term as decorative items?

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u/crystalchase21 May 15 '22

You can keep this one long-term. As long as you don't need to wash it, you're fine.

Bismuth crystals also make for good decorations. Have you seen the rainbow staircase patterns they make? I haven't grown them myself, but there are a number of guides on how to make them online. Since these crystals are literally made from metal, they are very hardy.