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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.

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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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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.

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