Tuesday, July 26, 2005


Originally uploaded by tardigrade.
If the silty soils of Mugu estuary are let to dry, a tangle of salt crystals grow between the matrix of the grains and particles and excrude super fine hairs. The sharp but flexable needles criss-cross throughout the drying mud.

This photo shows salt crystals and grains of soil (they are the dark areas completely surrounded by the salt) amplified 20x under a disecting microscope.

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