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Molecular Nails: Amanita muscaria aka “Red Cap Mushroom of Death”!

Hello!

I thought it was time to do another molecular nail art since people seemed to like my amino acid nails. I had no idea until recently that my original amino acid nails actually made their way to the Science Memebase! Unfortunately, they have been renamed as Feynmann Diagram nails which is COMPLETELY wrong! Feynmann diagrams are physics diagrams that show the movement of atomic particles and look nothing like amino acids! Sigh…the Internet sometimes…

Anyway here is Amanita muscaria! When I was in Biology, this was the most famous mushroom of all and because it was actually found on campus we were told to NEVER eat them! Death by A.muscaria is actually pretty rare, but it’s more well-known for its hallucinogenic properties thanks to two main psychoactive molecules": muscimol and ibotenic acid which are proudly featured on my ring finger and thumb!

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Here is A.muscaria in their natural habitat. They’re cute huh?

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31 comments

  1. Love how you tied in science with nail art! It's too bad they mis-labelled your nail work though. That would frustrate me to no end :S

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    1. Thank you! Yes, sooo frustrating! There were even comments about how I didn't know what I was doing because I drew the wrong images on my nails! I mean, my watermark was right on the picture, they could have looked it up!

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  2. Oh ma GOD I LOVE THIS! I should do DNA nails.. hmmm, putting it on my to do list! lol

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    1. I keep thinking of how I would do DNA nails because it has been on my list, but there is no way in hell I'm going to attempt drawing the DNA helix! I can do the nucleotide bases, but forget the helices!

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  3. haha these are cute and I love how you're nerdy and chic at the same time!

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    1. Hehe, thank you! I tried to make poisonous look cute!

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  4. I absolutely adore this design! You did it soo nicely! I really love how you didn't make all the dots the same size, it makes it look so cute and unique. Really love this, great job!

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    1. Thanks so much Christa! I had a lot of fun doing it!

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  5. Jayne this is so fun! I love it!!!! You did a fantastic job!!!!!!!!

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    1. Thank you Meredith!! I'm glad you enjoy them!! Your many exclamation marks mean so much to me!!!

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  6. Oh my gosh! I love them! I'm a chemistry major but since entering the working world and straying from being in a chem lab i kind of lost my interaction with stuff like this. I must try to do something soon with molecules! Absolutely awesome, thanks for inspiring me

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    1. You're a chem major?! That's so cool! You must have some favourite molecules then ;-) I'm glad I could inspire you!

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  7. SO cute!!!! I love your nails (and the original amino acid ones... I remember seeing those!! :D)

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    1. Awww, thank you! Yup, you were there for the very first molecular mani! Feels so long ago!

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  8. Wow this is awesome, Jayne!! Haha they really are cute :) The mushrooms look cute too!

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  9. I llloveee when you mix science and beauty.. makes me smarter while I read your blog :) Gorgeous nails!

    xo

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    1. Thank you! See, nail art can be educational!

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  10. Ahahaha I love your nerdy science nails!!! The mushroom design and it's molecule - very clever.

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  11. Love the nails! What color is that green? its so nice! :D

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    1. It's China Glaze-Gaga for Green!

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  12. Love it. Brains and beauty :)

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  13. haha that is awesome! you should make some test cheat nails so we can all ace our exams!

    great blog, now following!

    http://mylushbox.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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    1. Hahaha, I guess everyone's nails should be really long if we're going to put information on them! Following you back!

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  14. HOLY CRAP GIRL! Those are fantastic!

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