Crystals - nasal mucus

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Didier_Micro
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Crystals - nasal mucus

Post by Didier_Micro »

Hello,

The bottom of the air is cool, and inevitably, if you are lucky (depending on your constitution), you have a runny nose.
It is indeed a chance.

Let's drop a drop on a preparation slide, let dry at room temperature, and observe. You will get arabesque crystals.

(Mucus is a viscous gel mainly made up of water, proteins, glycoproteins, lipids, and salts).

Nasal mucus
Nasal mucus
Nasal mucus
Nasal mucus
Nasal mucus
Nasal mucus

Good walks in the morning mist if that tempts you.

Regards,
Didier

seta666
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Re: Crystals - nasal mucus

Post by seta666 »

Very nice and interesting..will try for sure :D

Olympusman
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Re: Crystals - nasal mucus

Post by Olympusman »

Snot too shabby.

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Re: Crystals - nasal mucus

Post by houstontx »

Nice! Gross!Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Crystals - nasal mucus

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The gold and maroon one could be worked up into a very nice upholstery fabric!

No one would ever need to know what pattern they were sitting on...

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Re: Crystals - nasal mucus

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That is interesting - snot is partly made up of dead white blood cells, but never seen it crystallized before.
cheers
RB

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