Food colouring crystals (New music video added)

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Thanks, here are a couple more. I've concluded that the crystals are due to the dyes and not preservatives. The green colouring in the second image appears to be a mixture of two dyes.

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The food colouring exploration continues, this time with mixed dyes. The brightfield imaging shows the true individual crystal colours. The background colour shows gradation and appears to change over time as the crystals develop and specific dyes come out of solution.

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This really looks like fun. I've got to give it a try. :lol:
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Those last 3 are really interesting.

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Linden,

Wonderful group of images!
Nice "discovery". Something to try during the winter doldrums.

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Thanks for the kind comments, I suspect there is a lot to explore with these types of dyes and mixtures with different lighting variations. Here are a couple of mixed dyes following Fredlab lead with DF.

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Remarkable!
I'm slightly uncomfortable, these things don't look particularly edible 8-[

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Thought you may be interested to see where the food colouring work led to. A time lapse teaser video for the new Jon Hopkins album "immunity". I created all of the stills for the stop motion video and album cover. Over 10,000 of them!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... JWNp5jsokQ

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Linden, what a great video :roll: !!!
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Thank you Pau, I'm pleased you enjoyed it.

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So inspiring. Thank you for this eye candies!
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Outstanding images.

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Pretty amazing stuff!

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Thank you for the kind words

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Hi there Linden,
Amazing images, thanks for sharing. I love these crystals under the microscope.
I´ve grown some crystals with ascorbic and citric acid and used polarized light. Amazing colors.
Hope to try with some food colors as well.
One question for you: Will the food color crystals work with polarized light to or only DIC ?
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