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Re: Why do stalagmites (ice spikes) form on my ice cubes?
« Reply #25 on: 27/04/2004 08:30:40 »
The stalagmite is solid, usually they are MUCH smaller than this but they are a regular occurence if nothing else.
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Re: Why do stalagmites (ice spikes) form on my ice cubes?
« Reply #26 on: 27/04/2004 21:04:05 »
I reminds me of a feature in pack ice that looks similar, and is known to be caused by pressure in the pack ice.
 

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Re: Why do stalagmites (ice spikes) form on my ice cubes?
« Reply #27 on: 03/05/2004 20:46:17 »
Hi Sean, welcome to the forum.  Do you live in Calgary (going by the URL on your piccys)?
 

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Re: Why do stalagmites (ice spikes) form on my ice cubes?
« Reply #28 on: 05/05/2004 07:53:32 »
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Re: Why do stalagmites (ice spikes) form on my ice cubes?
« Reply #29 on: 05/05/2004 18:49:52 »
Well Sean, it's nice to have another Canadian in the forum.
 

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Re: Why do stalagmites (ice spikes) form on my ice cubes?
« Reply #30 on: 13/09/2004 14:35:57 »
I also have ice spikes, and I will post later a collection of information about them, to further intrigue (or bore) you.  

In response to bezoar's cube tray q:  do you stack your trays?  Are you sure it's the trays and not their position while freezing?  I have had a similar issue, which included one tray popping out neatly and the other shattering the cubes, leaving frozen chunks at the bottom and shards in my ice bucket.  It's always the bottom one of the two that is not so neat.  When I am able to place them side-by-side, I generally have better luck (unless my freezer is almost empty, then I get ice spikes--yeah!)
 

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Re: Why do stalagmites (ice spikes) form on my ice cubes?
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