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Does anyone have any tips or tricks for how to keep mudstone from cracking and delaminating as it dries out? I recently went to Clarkia in Idaho and came back with a few fossils, including a flower, wrapping them in newspaper and putting them in the fridge as was suggested. They are beginning to crack and delaminate. I was hoping someone could help me think of a way to keep them solid before the leaves are broken. Thank you.
Hi, I am after a bit of advice please. Finally got out on a collecting trip at the dump of an abandoned coal mine. Plenty of plant material but it is very very fragile. Some of the pieces literally disintegrated as I lifted them up. So my initial thought is that with the specimens I have, how do I go about preserving them - prevent further cracking and flaking. I will tackle the broken ones at a later stage. The specimen in the photo is roughly 10 cm. Most of them are similar size or smaller. Any advice appreciated
I was hunting the peace river a few days ago and found an osteoderm. I was overjoyed to be able to add it to my collection. I have wanted one since I started collecting! When I pulled it it was in great condition. I left it in a zip lock baggie so it had some moisture on the way home. I took it out and let it dry on my desk away from direct sunlight. i was picking some debris from the holes and noticed a very tiny hairline crack. Today it has grown much larger and seems to continue to widen. I don't know what to do as I am a nube. What can I do to save my osteoderm? What did I do wrong? What s