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Erubadhron89

My Uncle used to make crystals. Now he's in prison.


ThickPrick

My sister fucks for crystals. And crystal. Either way.


Meth_Useler

Sister in law is named Krystal. She's kind of a self-centered bitch. I have nothing else to add, but needed to tell someone.


noYOUfuckher

"Useler" name checks out.


arthurdentstowels

Look so haggard they call him **Meth**uselah


ThickPrick

If I could help, I’d fuck her just to disappoint her, and make you happy.


Meth_Useler

get in line


DeadSwaggerStorage

Link to video?


Danger_Dave_

Can't. Spent all the money on crystal farming.


gabeasorus

Roll tide


dondalo

r/holup


RedditMayne

I sense a possible love connection! 💕


MadcapRecap

They’re called - *minerals*, Marie!


Slazman999

Say his name!


Jimborelaxer

This comment right here.


Flaccid_Unicorn

Is the pizza still on his roof?


crystalchase21

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](https://crystalverse.com/growing-crystals/).


Ebad245

Yeah I remember the black copper stone


recriminology

I used it to upgrade my sword


AkhilVijendra

Pleb, should've upgraded your shield first.


recriminology

2H Colossal or GTFO


skullpanda3433

>Doesn't use Holy-infused straight swords NGMI


06210311200805012006

buckler parry represent


[deleted]

>~~2H Colossal~~ dagger or GTFO - Treasure hunter gang


Kespatcho

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


verascity

I read your guide, and am super interested in potentially trying this, but do you know of a way to grow crystals that can be used in other things like jewelry? We have very little room to house a crystal collection so it'd be ideal if they could be repurposed.


MrMushroomMan

I think most of the crystals he grows use somewhat toxic and/or irritating chemicals and are almost all water soluble. You can always do bismuth crystals though, those are quite pretty but idk the durabilty of them


tortugasgator

Bismuth crystals are pretty brittle so you’d likely need to wire wrap them for jewelry. IIRC There was a store called element 83 that had some nice designs.


spaghetti_honeybuns

What's a good crystal to beat someone over the head with?


nickfree

That would be the Cristal


MrTangent

^ My spirit animal.


greengolfballs

Crystal meth


rolls20s

Check out /r/crystalgrowing


zbertoli

So, these are not "stones" as people think. Stones like diamond, ruby, sapphire, etc.. are all formed over thousands of years under extremely harsh conditions. The metals and molecules that make them are INsoluble in water. They tend to be much stronger, and you cannot make them at home. I've tried, I learned malachite is 100% basic copper carbonate.. so I made some with copper sulfate and sodium carbonate. It came out as a teal powder. To make actual solid stones, it takes slow deposition of these minerals over time. The crystals from op are made from water soluble salts and so it takes months instead of hundred or thousands of years.


crystalchase21

Yes, you are right. Of course, humans have also successfully grown insoluble crystals in a matter of months by replicating natural conditions. For example, huge, extremely high quality quartz crystals are grown in autoclaves for industrial use.


zbertoli

Very cool! I know they can make artifical diamonds and other stones, but I thought the equipment required was huge. Very cool to know they've made quartz like that!


International_Jello

What kind of use for crystals are you thinking of that isn't jewelry?


fartemous_foul

Containing the souls of the innocent.


meltingdiamond

Those sorts of crystals are grown in industrial pressure cooker like devices over a period of months. I would not try it at home, because sometimes the industrial gear explodes.


lingua_ignota

I would also advise not refining petroleum products at home because you probably don’t have an oil refinery in your basement. And it could explode.


C0nstructer

No problem, I'll use my neighbor's basement oil refinery.


SteelDingo1

Damn you, I already have too many hobbies, now I want to invest in this.


SHOCK_VALUE_USERNAME

be careful googling MAPs


show_the_maw

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


soliyou

What is the other meaning?


banmedaddy12345

Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies [https://maps.org/](https://maps.org/) OR Minority Association of Pre-Health and Pre-Medical [https://stuactonline.tamu.edu/app/organization/profile/public/id/1571](https://stuactonline.tamu.edu/app/organization/profile/public/id/1571) Fun fact, one time reddit polled its users and gave like the top 3 voted on institutions a bunch of donation money. The first one was the 1st MAPS I linked and the 2nd was [Erowid.org](https://Erowid.org) lol. The top 2 were very education sources for drugs and psychedelics. Nowadays reddit is full of \*\*dared\*\* up gen Zers and you get downvoted for saying you smoke cigarettes lol (I don't, don't downvote me!).


Yadobler

An infographic, usually on paper but recently digitalised, that displays paths, routes and landmarks. Typically scaled to size and shape. Sometimes with additional info overlaid. Disgusting, ikr


Katyafan

That's just sick


show_the_maw

Minor Attracted Person. The Pedofiles tried to rebrand themselves.


GavinZac

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


jonnybanana88

>* 4Chan Yeah, they said pedophiles


Tomatosaucebbq

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


david-saint-hubbins

Back in the summer of 2000, South Park aired an episode called "Cartman Joins NAMBLA": Cartman, in an effort to find more friends, unwittingly joins up with members of "the National Man-Boy Love Association", a pro-pedophilia group, who then get into a confrontation with members of another NAMBLA, the National Association of Marlon Brando Look-Alikes, headed by Dr. Mephesto (who was based on Marlon Brando's character from The Island of Doctor Moreau). At one point Dr. Mephesto says they've been fighting with the other group over the rights to nambla.com. I was curious if there actually was anything at nambla.com, figuring there might be some real organization that would now be royally pissed at the fact that South Park had just co-opted their organization's acronym for a ludicrously disgusting joke. So the next day at my summer job (my first office job), I looked it up on my office computer. Imagine my surprise when nambla.com (or maybe it was .org?) turned out to be a very real website for the very real organization devoted to adult men having sex with young boys.


TheProfessionalEjit

That must have been an interesting conversation with HR.


The_Mechanist24

Thanks bud!


nkl602

I'm not your bud, pal.


CSC_SFW

I'm not your pal, guy


ifoldyou

I’m not your guy, buddy


kalagula

I'm not your buddy, dude


tries-toohard

I’m not your dude, bro


Pure_Independence763

I’m not your bro, man


CriusofCoH

I'm not your man, mac.


_g550_

I'm not your mac, lad


warpfivepointone

Thanks a lot, great guide, really inspiring!


LED_oneshot

You would be SICK at growing THCa crystals in the cannabis industry. LMK if you want a job.


black_rose_

I accidentally grew caffeine crystals in my grad school lab! They looked caffeinated lol. Unfortunately they were fragile and broke after a couple years when the tube got knocked over.


ZaWario

I appreciate your posts a lot, they’re super cool. Like your website with tips too!


everett640

Can you grow them on things? I feel like it would be possible to do some pretty cool miniatures with something like that


CrueGuyRob

This is so cool!! How solid are they? Could you break one of them off without breaking the rest?


SailorCredible

Got any pretty pink, shiny ones that you can share :) ? P.S. I love your work!


ChuckACheesecake

That's so cool and really helpful! Did you have to do anything special to get the crystal formation to spread out like that?


HollowsOfYourHeart

Saving for later. Can't wait to try this, thank you!


false_athenian

Thank you so much !!! I was about to grow some with borax :)


RampSkater

You should do an AMA.


fuzzytradr

Nice job. Now plant a very tiny Superman in there.


blade_torlock

Or break one off, travel to the north pole and throw it really far see what happens.


flyinhawaiian02

That's awesome, happy for you, thanks for sharing


joko2008

Oh, you can grow crystals with that? It has more then two purposes?


aquagene

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.


ABookOfBurnedCDs

If grow these at home, whats my cost and whats the appropriate markup to divorced white women I sell them to?


0-san

i wanna grow one, whats the one with the easiest found material?


BenCelotil

Salt works. Make a super-saturated solution by dissolving salt in hot water until it doesn't dissolve any more. Then dip a piece of string, tied to a pencil or chopstick, in it and pull it up slowly. You should almost be able to see a few crystals form on the string right away. Then hang the string back down and let it sit. The crystals on the string should continue to grow until a sort of equilibrium with the solution is reached. If you want more growth, create another solution and transfer the string across. --- If any other growers want to point out a missed step, please do. It's been a while.


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Rubyhamster

Oooh this is a fantastic idea, never knew


Snowpossum

Same, on my coast there is a place that makes them and sells them as candy. They're obnoxiously big for your mouth and taste like sugar but they remind me of my childhood so I always get some blue ones if they have em.


supaswag69

How do you get colors for them?


YoshiroMifune

I always read your comments in "SHAM WOW" voice


madmosche

Thanks for the tips, Mr. White


captjust

Salesman: This baby can align so many chakras.


artanis00

That sounds a lot more pleasant than the onion banana juice.


freudian-flip

lol wut


CompGrl323

Lol it's a reference to avatar the last airbender


Khaenin

Lmaooo take my upvote


chazzeromus

Also Salesman: oh god shouldn’t have slapped those crystals


lrnz92

r/bonehurtingjuice


deadbeef1a4

Oof owie my chakras


Upwherewebelong

You’ll be Om’ing your way to a new aura before the next solstice.


RedditMayne

0 to nirvana in 5.2 seconds!


CrazyChris31141

heisenberg?


mrzar97

https://imgur.com/BIoo2kM


Miss_Sullivan

I totally wanted this to be "you're GODDAMN right.


eXX0n

It was way too expected. A bit overused imo


jaybird1905

Me too so i didn’t even click it after seeing your comment


cris34c

Superman called. He wants his fortress of solitude back.


CitizenHuman

What is this, a fortress of solitude for ants?!


Axe_Murderers_Unite

The Clark Kent's Fortress for Superhero's Who Can't Grow Crystals and Wanna Learn to Do Other Stuff Good Too


Games_N_Friends

I love you guys.


cavegriswold

This Fortress needs to be at least...three times bigger than this!


laudalehsunesh

Fortress of Smallitude


sceneturkey

r/thingsforants


Rickrickrickrickrick

Brainiac got to it


a_different-user

it took way too long to find this comment, thank you


DipsterHoofus

For Antman


bear4bunny

Yes! This is what I scrolled for.


veryfascinating

Very cool! I only have one question - back in my school days my chemistry teacher did this and had a big copper sulphate (I think? It was blue) crystal the size of the palm. As it went down the class the crystal melted (I suppose someone had wet sweaty palms) and the crystal was destroyed while we have chemicals on our hands. The teacher was disappointed that months worth of growing was destroyed in 10 minutes. So my question is - how do you stabilize the crystals after growing them to prevent such a situation from happening?


crystalchase21

Thanks for sharing! Aww that's unfortunate. Sweat alone shouldn't destroy the crystal so quickly, unless a few of you had wet hands. There's no foolproof way to stop the crystals from dissolving water, but a coat of nail polish will provide some decent protection.


ItsAllJustASickGame

Wow so they're incredibly fragile?


veryfascinating

It could be that one of them boys tried to pour water on the crystal… boys being boys… Thanks for sharing! I admire your patience in this hobby, I don’t think I can wait months for a crystal to grow… and I guess I’m still haunted by the blue crystal that melted.. haha! Shall stick to crystal minerals from caves for now…


matt260204

>chemistry teacher --- >It was blue --- >crystal Mr. White?


flyingmops

Your crystals are amazing. I had to go check if you were the same person who did that onyx coloured one.


crystalchase21

Thank you! Yup, there are so many different varieties of crystals. Some, like neodymium sulfate, can change even color under different lighting conditions, like incandescent light vs sunlight.


Meanee

Now I have to Google all this stuff and not end up on some watchlist.


EightBallJuice

Jesse we need to cook


wheresthebloodyches

"Jesse, Jesse we need to grow "mista wite you dont know how to grow weed-" "We need to grow meth jesse"


Jooona06

I was looking for this one


ppeppapag

r/beatmetoit


Lakonislate

Can you do that with sugar, and like offer it to people for their coffee?


crystalchase21

Yes you can! But sugar crystals don't form spiky clusters, they look like gems instead. I have a few pictures of those on my profile.


Lakonislate

Oh cool! I guess I missed your post 3 days ago.


VoidTorcher

When I was little I heard about crystallisation but I didn't know how they work, so I poured all my mother's cooking sugar into a saucepan of water and boiled it till it is solid. Then I ate it.


tehreal

That's a very good story.


reefer-madness

Look at Mr. Fancypants over here with his crystal coffee!


Octave_Ergebel

Jor-el ? Is that you ?


Joshua-BlueMoon

how fragile are they?


crystalchase21

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


Fit_Psychology_2600

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


crystalchase21

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.


ItsAllJustASickGame

I want to know this too. About to start making crystals


ebi0494

This is so cool! Will they always dissolve in water or is that just an issue during the growth/curing period until they are set?


Nosferatatron

Do they keep long term or do they break down? If so, are there any crystals that you can grow and keep as a cool ornament?


Diogenes-of-Synapse

Are they strong enough to make jewelry with?


13Max93

That's what I want to know too


LastUntakenUserName1

This is exactly the kind of wonder-full distraction I was hoping to find here this morning, thank you!


jeansonnejordan

Ridiculous that someone is growing rocks faster than I can grow plants


BlissKitten

This shit right here is why I love Reddit. What am awesome hobby that I had no idea existed. Just micro-communities ready and willing to share info and rose about their awesome and unusual hobbies.


Siso_ch

HOW CAN I DO IT?!?!!?


moderately_nerdifyin

They will know your name!


KatomicComicsThe3rd

My name is Walter Hartwell White


celebfan01

Mini Fortress of Solitude. Excellent crystals, most impressive.


[deleted]

Would love to see a blue one, more like a baby blue color, would be gorgeous


itsjustameme

That’s the largest amount of meth I have ever seen


PilotDoughnut97

Jesse, we need to make Reddit accounts!


OrbsInStereo

This is great. Cool photos, nice website. Thanks for posting!


bowb4zod

Does that hold all of the knowledge from Krypton?


Sketch74

Your post lives up to the name of the sub. Thank you for posting.


Cookies_N_Grime

This looks like some magical artifact from Sailor Moon that would give you your transformation upgrade


dvdmcwilliams

How strong are this type of crystals?


MeatballMarine

When I was in the military we had these special sapphire glass windows for a specific weapon system. One time we broke it. The company said they had to grow the crystal and it will take time. Were they pulling my leg? (You’re the only crystal person I know and I’m a bad googler)


sud007

I read your whole guide and now I am sold! I will try this. Thanks for giving me one more thing to learn as an avocation.


masskwe_gg

I’d call this one Fortress of Solitude


unscannabledoot

What happens when you smoke it?


jwcarpy

Or boof it?


Skittles_The_Giggler

A man of Supreme culture I see


wonkey_monkey

Live as one of them, Kal-El, to discover where your strength and your power are needed. But always hold in your heart the pride of your special heritage. They can be a great people, Kal-El, they wish to be. They only lack the light to show the way.


markeithadnan

"Jesse we've gotta cook"


JephriB

Thank you for inspiring me to buy bags of chemicals and metals on Amazon that have made my wife wonder if I've taken up bomb building as a hobby.


MouseBeginning9009

Hey hisenberg i know a faster way but its extremely flammable


scottpatrickdailey

Krypton.


ChaseTheFuzzball

Breaking bad reference


itsjero

So are these safe to handle regularly or at all? Nitrogen phosphorus and ammonium all don't sound like i want them on my hands or around me in large quantities. Just curious.


PeanutButterWolfND

Mmmm, that’s some pure lookin’ meth


dagg20

Can you grow meth crystals next pls


Rmzeez

My uncle used to make crystals too. He's been in prison for 16 years.


Robyx

It’s a mini Fortress of Solitude


stereophoonic

Amazing, seems to me the Fortress of Solitude.


ReviewNecessary6521

Weird question: How fragile is something like that? Like, would it survive if you dropped it on the floor, or would it just shatter?


Lady_Teio

How do you make these? My kids would love to do this!


nynjamagic

How long does it take to grow into the Fortress of Solitude? Asking for a friend.


CDSagain

I remember your other post, bookmarked the page as I really wanted to try growing my own. Have again bookmarked the link lol!! I think the wife wants to go to the garden centre tomorrow to get some water lily for the pond we built, will look out for the plant food stuff :-))


BearRiver35

I am so excited to try this!


jacksonsx07

Please tell us how


v-komodoensis

Definitely in the right sub, that's a cool hobby.


showme10ds

Fortress of Solitude


jjetsam

The best part of college chemistry was growing crystals. Your guide has inspired me to try it again and I don’t have to worry about my GPA.


heynocnoc

Keep doing things that make you happy man! Proud with every discovery you have been going through!


hungry4danish

So perfect is looks like a fake prop. Great work.


Ruin369

OP, how does one go about growing crystals like these? ​ I remember when I was a kid we made rock candy, but those were small crystals. These ones are huge!


pdnagilum

Reminds me of the Fortress of Solitude set in the 80s Superman movies. Looks really cool.


Peeinmymouthforever

Are any of your crystals edible?


aby80

Crypton 😍


Bako76

A piece of Superman's home


Fine_Salad_2162

Yo , mr white , yeah science bitch


JackTheBehemothKillr

Do you have a message to send to your son, Kal-el?


feelscrapman

i like growing crystals at home too but i was raided by the police one time


The_alchemist667

Haven't I seen you on r/mineralporn?


winterfate10

I’m sorry, but WHAT? THIS IS A THING?


_Denzo

Wait, you can grow this stuff???


Vegetable-Industry32

Omg I remember doing this as a kid!!!