Asorbate and Paramecium

Ascorbate crystalization with Paramecium

Ascorbate crystalization with Paramecium

Ascorbate crystalization with Paramecium

Ascorbate crystalization with Paramecium

Ascorbate crystalization with Paramecium

Ascorbate crystalization with Paramecium

Ascorbate crystalization with Paramecium

Ascorbate crystalization with Paramecium

Ascorbate crystalization with Paramecium

Ascorbate crystalization with Paramecium

Ascorbate crystalization with Paramecium

Ascorbate crystalization with Paramecium

Ascorbate crystalization with Paramecium. Here the remains of the microscopic organism are embedded with the crystal and small jet of cytoplasmic material is evident

Ascorbate crystalization with Paramecium. Here the remains of the microscopic organism are embedded within the crystal and a small jet of cytoplasmic material is evident

Ascorbate crystalization with Paramecium

Ascorbate crystalization with Paramecium

Ascorbate crystalization with Paramecium

Ascorbate crystalization with Paramecium

Ascorbate crystalization with Paramecium

Ascorbate crystalization with Paramecium

Ascorbate crystalization without Paramecium

Ascorbate crystalization without Paramecium

Ascorbate crystalization without Paramecium

Ascorbate crystalization without Paramecium

Ascorbate crystalization with Paramecium

Ascorbate crystalization with Paramecium

I thought “what would happen if I mixed the microscopic organism Paramecium with ascorbate and allowed it to crystalize”. Would the organism become preserved within the crystals like a microfossil,  or would the properties of the living organism influence the crystalization process. It seems like the latter happened. The forms are very different in the presence of life, as if the energies of the paramecium’s small life had become trapped in the crystals.

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