You will need
  • Copper sulphate
  • Water
  • Filter paper
  • Thread cotton
  • Magnifier
  • Tweezers
  • Glassware for solution preparation
  • Transparent glass vessel-mold
  • Cover glass
  • Flat stick whose length is greater than the diameter of the neck of the vessel
Heat water to 45-50°C. Prepare a saturated solution of copper sulphategradually dissolving the powder in water until the complete cessation of further dissolution. Filter the resulting solution through filter paper and pour it into the mold.
To a stick, tie a cotton thread. Lower the thread about half the container of solution. Cover the vessel with a cover glass so no dust. But you need to cover is not very tight, because the vessel needs to get air.
Put the pot in a quiet place about a day. During crystal growth the solution can not be shake and shake. This can lead to the dissolution of already formed crystals. A day with a magnifying glass, consider formed on the threads and on the bottom of the vessel crystals. Select the largest and correct. Carefully using tweezers, remove the rest. Leave 4-5 crystals, and the distance between them should be sufficient for their growth. The crystals must not touch or they will stick. In the future, with the growth of the crystals to make sure that time they had not formed a new one. In the crystallizer it is impossible to add the solution.