Popular Science has an article on how to catch, photograph, and keep snowflakes using superglue.
- Set microscope slides, coverslips and superglue outside when itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 20Ã‚Â°F or colder to chill them. Catch flakes on the slides or pick them up with cold tweezers.
- Place a drop of superglue on the snowflake. Note: Gel glue doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t work. Find a brand thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s thin and runny.
- Drop a coverslip over the glue. DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t press down hard or the flake could tear or melt from the heat of your finger.
- Leave the slide in a freezer for one or two weeks and donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t touch it with warm hands. The glue must completely harden before the snowflake warms up.
[tags]Snowflake, Popular Science[/tags]