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Old 23.03.2021, 10:21
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I think so. But water flows nicely in a stalactite, while water drops fall and there's some splash in stalagmites. Due to this stalactites are pointy while stalagmites have a rounder top.

Sounds like an interesting numerical simulation to do since the physics are known. Different water flow rates and see what happens
Possibly the chemical composition of the water varies so has an effect. One could imagine water entering the system with a low limestone content could transfer material from the stalactite to the stalagmite. Unlikely in the real world I assume.
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