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Chia Scooby Day 1: seed soaking | by gfixler
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Chia Scooby Day 1: seed soaking

Chia seeds form a mucilagenous layer around themselves when soaked in water, which helps them stick to everything. I used a bit too much water (like 2-3x too much), and when I tried to soak some up later with a paper towel - which is futile, as the gelatin they form traps the water - it came back covered in seeds that were really difficult to remove. Here, the light from my monitor is making the floating seeds glow.

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Taken on August 9, 2006