STALAKTOS

A small device which creates real stalactites in winter.

 

This timeless object is made of a flat candle, a flame guard, a copper cup and a woolen wire.When the temperature drops below 0 °C, suspend the device to a tree branch, fill the cup with water or snow, and light the candle.The heat from the candle rises and warms the copper cone. As the snow melts, the water drips along the wire, and gradually crystallizes to create a stalactite.This device reproduces a natural phenomenon, the formation of stalactites, allowing us to better observe and understand the creation of nature.

Credits: All rights reserved Arturo Erbsman / 2017