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Old 01-27-2007, 08:07 PM
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What's going on? I've never noticed this before. I've got stalagmites
growing in two top ice cube trays. Two are vertical, and the other two are
45 degrees or more. All different thickness and length.

Seems weird. Are aliens growing in my freezer?


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Old 01-27-2007, 08:36 PM
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skddlbyp wrote:


That is really interesting!

There are losts of questions that could have an influence, like: What
is the tempeature of your freezer? What else is in the freezer? What
free space is avaiable? Is there a source of water vapour?

However, initially I would ask are there any stalactites coming down?
Is the angle defintley 45o or have you presumed this? Is there a
corresponding ice mass at 45o?

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Old 01-27-2007, 08:36 PM
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skddlbyp wrote:


That is really interesting!

There are losts of questions that could have an influence, like: What
is the tempeature of your freezer? What else is in the freezer? What
free space is avaiable? Is there a source of water vapour?

However, initially I would ask are there any stalactites coming down?
Is the angle defintley 45o or have you presumed this? Is there a
corresponding ice mass at 45o?

SCW

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Old 01-27-2007, 09:22 PM
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Dear skddlbyp:

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No.

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Old 01-27-2007, 09:22 PM
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Dear skddlbyp:

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Old 01-27-2007, 09:27 PM
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On Jan 27, 9:22 pm, "N:dlzc D:aol T:com \(dlzc\)" <[Only registered users see links. ]>
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Hey Dave, good reference!

SCW

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On Jan 27, 9:22 pm, "N:dlzc D:aol T:com \(dlzc\)" <[Only registered users see links. ]>
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Hey Dave, good reference!

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Old 02-01-2007, 07:07 PM
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"N:dlzc D:aol T:com (dlzc)" <[Only registered users see links. ]> wrote in message
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Thanks for the article. I did use distilled water. My spikes are only
about 1/2 inch tall. The two that remain, though (don't know what happened
to the 45 degree angle squad) are now growing in the center, but at the
edge; one about 9 o'clock, and the other in the 11 o'clock corner. The ice
seems a bit bulged around the spike base.

So this all fits the science. Still, it makes one wonder if stalactites
and stalagmites in caves could grow real fast?


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"N:dlzc D:aol T:com (dlzc)" <[Only registered users see links. ]> wrote in message
news:boPuh.1697$[Only registered users see links. ]...

Thanks for the article. I did use distilled water. My spikes are only
about 1/2 inch tall. The two that remain, though (don't know what happened
to the 45 degree angle squad) are now growing in the center, but at the
edge; one about 9 o'clock, and the other in the 11 o'clock corner. The ice
seems a bit bulged around the spike base.

So this all fits the science. Still, it makes one wonder if stalactites
and stalagmites in caves could grow real fast?


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