Ice Cubes?

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  1. Bcrazy

    Bcrazy New Member

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    I am not sure where this post should be placed. Now now!!!

    Whilst making up some pollen slides to show the sructure of pollen grains, I came across three objects that at first appeared as ice cubes.
    I carried out the normal proceedure for making slides and also because of the 'objects' I needed to see if there was any problems with the stain ed jelly that was being used.
    I made up a slide of the stained jelly - and that was clear of any 'objects'.
    I made up a slide of the IPA and pollen grains - again no 'objects' to be found.

    The first shot is of the 'objects' with straight lines and looking as if they are ice cubes.
    [attachment=3:rzpbfjhc]Ice 2.JPG[/attachment:rzpbfjhc]

    Next was the same cubes but a day later where we can see it begining to decompose.
    [attachment=2:rzpbfjhc]Selection 3 x100.JPG[/attachment:rzpbfjhc]

    Then a close up of the edges to try to identify what these 'objects' couldbe.
    [attachment=1:rzpbfjhc]Selection 4 x400.JPG[/attachment:rzpbfjhc]

    [attachment=0:rzpbfjhc]Selection 6 x400.JPG[/attachment:rzpbfjhc]

    All comments would bee greatly recieved.

    Regards;
     

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  2. BjornBee

    BjornBee New Member

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    You didn't sneeze while preparing the slides did you? :eek:

    I have no clue what I'm looking at.

    Last picture looks like a shot of Mars with a mountain rift. :?
     

  3. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Duhhhh!!!! Penicillin???
     
  4. Bcrazy

    Bcrazy New Member

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    Many thanks for the comments.

    No I don't have a cold and did not sneeze, great sence of humour.

    I think they must be crystals of some formation as we can see the breakup of the layers beging to happen.

    Oh well on with the show.

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  5. Hobie

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    I hope I'm wrong, but could it be a pesticide??
     
  6. Bcrazy

    Bcrazy New Member

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    Hi Hobie,
    I don't think its a pesticed crystal as it would be a different shape, it would be more round than what is there.

    I think its gelitine crystals that were not heated properly.
    To be honest I do not know.

    Regards;