Soil Chromatography is an incredibly interesting way to visualise our soil and the biological processes that are occurring within it. For me, it is also the point where science and art intersect.
You’ll be able to read all about the how and the why of Chromatography in the Manual on Soil testing that we are producing at the #LabICMx but I thought I’d share some of the photos from the day.
Preparing the chromatography paper
Preparing the Silver Nitrate Solution
A soil picture forming, 1 hour after placing the filter paper and wick in the soil solution.
A soil picture, 15 hours after placing the filter paper and wick in the soil solution.
I can’t wait to try this technique with many different types of soil and other things like vegetables and foods… Art and science… Amazing!