diatomite

jtotheizzoe (one of my favorite tumblr reads) made a call out for people with science-y desktops. This is always me! The current one is a type slide of Chalk Pond, Maine. I nabbed it from Bill Dailey, a self-proclaimed diatomite enthusiast. He writes:

Many of the freshwater ponds along the coast of Maine have bogs which are made up of diatomite. Diatomite from Chalk Pond was once mined commercially. However there is still material available. The cleaned material has a number of HUGE pinnularia forms and is similar to the “Cherryfield, Maine” material of the old diatomists.

I love finding abstract aesthetics in my research and diatom slides never fail to be a brilliant example of the beauty in nature. Love you, science.

ずっと欲しかったsoilのコースターとバスマットを買いました。吸水性の高い珪藻土から作られたsoilシリーズ。グラスの水滴もぐんぐん吸い込んでくれるのでテーブルが濡れずイイ感じー👍どれもシンプルなデザインなのでオススメです!
#soil #珪藻土 #コースター #coaster #diatomite #madeinjapan #reconmend #杯墊 #矽藻土 #吸水杯墊 #推薦

Made by a company that specializes in restoring castles and historical buildings in Japan. All of the products are handmade by using Diatomite, a natural and non toxic material that excels at moisture retention and absorption. Due to such characteristics, diatomite can be very useful in the clean-up of spills. It instantly sucks up moisture and naturally dries over time. Diatomaceous earth consists of fossilized remains of diatoms, a type of hard-shelled algae. It is used as a filtration aid, mild abrasive in products including toothpaste, mechanical insecticide, absorbent for liquids. This tray will absorb unnecessary moisture and keep soaps slime-free. #goodliver #diatomite #bathware #bathmat #soapdish

Notes - Diatomaceous Earth / 珪藻土

Diatomaceous earth (珪藻土)is a naturally occuring sedimentary rock comprised of dead planktons or green algae

  (c) Yogo Homes

It can be mixed with other materials (i.e. lime) to make an extremely porous wall paste.

That means…this wall sucks up excess humidity and releases moisture back into the air when the room is dry!

 (c) Hideki Takayama Architect Office Inc.

People are said to be comfortable in humidity level between 40~70%; diatomaceous earth walls maintain humidity level of around 60%

Other properties: removes odor, maintains temperature, soundproofing

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Free Diatomite. Same as diatomaceous earth, but whole rocks - not crushed or powdered. Great for soil medium. If you crush or powder it, you can use it to kill/repel ants. This was Dyna-Rok II by Dyna-Gro. Originally 35-lb bag. I used very little. Now, probably around 25+ lbs. I have no use for it. I placed into a large sand bag because the original plastic bag was falling apart. Local pick up. Call for directions. Do NOT call until you’re ready to drive over and pick up.

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