I checked the snails in my plantquarium again yesterday, and there were enough that I could see 9 at a time! That's pretty much the record until now. 🐌

I also learned that making photos of water-filled jars whilst having the shutters semi-closed, so only individual rays of sunlight can come in and get scattered in the water, is a perfect environment for making pretty plant- and snail photos!

Aaand I am thinking about installing a light to the top of the jar, maybe with some small solar panels on it, that shines into the jar, so I can activate it every night and have a nice shining aquarium jar, but I don't know how much effort that'd be and what I need to google to find something like this πŸ€”

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I actually went ahead and made the idea with the lightning planted jar reality! I combined two toothpicks (both of whom have, ironically, a snail shell as a decoration at their end) with duck tape and taped a USB-rechargeable bottle light to them (so the part with the USB plug and the LED can still be removed to re-charge it), and it's now hanging in the jar's opening and illuminating my micro underwater world! :BlueLightBulbUpsideDown: :DetailedWaterWeeds: 🐌

I feel like the blue light is somewhat cold, though, so I might exchange it for a warmer light sometime. πŸ€”

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This instance's visual theme of trash and junk yards (you might have noticed the footer of the website, for example, which displays a junkyard) is inspired by the idea that "one person't trash is another person's treasure"; that people's ideas, thoughts and outcomes of hyperfixations can serve other people and inspire them, no matter how little they are, even if they didn't serve the one who had them in the first place.

In a way, this instance is a garbage can of every thought I have and had and never used, as well as photos of things that never served beyond the moment (such as food) and things I do that don't serve anything (like having plants).

If it's a thought or thing that I am weirdly proud of and it is mostly useless, it ends up here.
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