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Inspired by the work of Linden.g, I evaporated some food dye under a microscope coverslip and managed to get this image.

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pwnell wrote:Inspired by the work of Linden.g, I evaporated some food dye under a microscope coverslip and managed to get this
That's a stunner!!!! Which dye did you use?

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Purple. Most of the crystals did not look like this one. I had to go down to 40x * 1.6 magnification to get it.

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Looks like a neon sign. Nice shot

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pwnell wrote:Purple. Most of the crystals did not look like this one. I had to go down to 40x * 1.6 magnification to get it.
I suspect that your purple may be a mixture of dyes, if we keep going on these we should try to figure out what dyes give which shapes, I'm sure my green and pink are mixtures and some others in the "fall colours" pack are also. I really like the DF it shows the true colour of the crystals.
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Post by Linden.g »

Ok so one of my packs says it has neon purple, green, pink and blue. The most effective colours have been green and pink. I don't think it is a direct 1:1 relationship with colour to listed dye for the pink.
Water
propylene glycol
FD&C blue 1
FD&C red 3
FD&C yellow 5
FD&C red 40
propylparaben

The second pack are "fall colours" green, orange, purple and black and have the same dyes but these must be much more mixed together. I've had less luck with these, the orange works ok. Now I know why I've always avoided artificially coloured food!!!!!

Water
propylene glycol
FD&C red 40
FD&C yellow 5
FD&C blue 1
FD&C red 3
propylparaben
phosphoric acid
sodium benzoate

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Post by pwnell »

What a crazy mixture, but I agree. I can clearly see in the crystal formations different kinds of shapes and colours separating. Will post some others later - with the colours I had available to me.

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beautiful

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