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  1. Hey guys! As some of you may know I run a paleontology education program. I take real fossils to schools and libraries. I've been over the years collecting things to make a mobile pop up museum. All that being said... I've been wanting to make a display of fossils from really weird animals that we can find fossils of. So far I have an edestus tooth and finally got myself a Tully Monster today. I am having trouble coming up with ideas, and as I have dealt mostly with dinosaur fossils, I am hoping to have the help of some of my fellow forum members who have a broader knowledge base t
  2. Callahan


    From the album: 39 years exploring Texas

    Nature center exhibit of my collection
  3. Hi everyone, So, I am moving soon and I was able to get a wonderful cabinet curio with a display case. I have a few fossils that I want to display in there as somewhat of a "mini museum". I know that there are fossil stands for ammonites and shark teeth but I cant for the life of me think of a way to display a few large Pleistocene material that I have, such as a mammoth tooth and bison horn core seen below: Would anyone have any suggestions? thank you!
  4. Hi all I thought I would do a “show us your handmade display of stands” . I think it would be beneficial to collate all the wonderful display stands in one thread. If you do contribute to this thread it would be really useful if you can give some top tips and some pictorial info of how you made it. Also please add some pictures of the beautiful fossil , mineral or any other object you display on them. If you have already made a post and perhaps you would prefer to add a link instead. So if you have got some handmade stands out of wood, drift wood, iron, wire, acrylic , stone or upcycled
  5. After the summer end Clean
  6. In my collection, I'm starting to focus more on dinosaur teeth. Right now they're just laying on top of my bookshelf that I display my fossils in. I'm thinking of maybe doing floating frame display cases or riker cases. Does anybody have any suggestions about how to display them?
  7. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2022 AT 8 AM – 3 PM (and Sunday the 27th) Gabe Shuler (Cypress Gardens) and Robert Ireland reached out to me and said the Fossil Show is a green light. It is a two-day event starting Saturday February 26th, 2022. -------------------------------------- gabe.shuler@berkeleycountysc.gov (843) 553-0515 -------------------------------------- Recommendations: If you have arrangements to be a vendor or set-up a display you should arrive around 8am. The park hours will be from 9am-5pm but the show will most likely be scheduled to run until around 3pm. --------
  8. strochim

    Secure display case

    Does anyone worry that their greatest "treasures" will get stolen if they are displayed openly in your house, and you go away on vacation? So far, I have not been willing to set the few fossils I have out on our furniture. What do you do when you are away from home? Does anyone have a security-type display case with shatterproof glass to deter thieves? Just wondering.
  9. kirkjeremiah23

    My small collection

    Been awhile since I posted my collection. It has grown quite a bit over the years, what do you guys think?
  10. I'm not sure which category this would fit best in, so I'll put it here. @Bobby Rico in another thread got me thinking about labels directly on specimens, what with the appeal of old labels on specimens from historic collections and other considerations. I figured it couldn't hurt to attach labels directly onto some specimens (with more than the catalogue number that I put on all of my specimens) so that whoever ends up with them after I part with them, whether museum or private collector, would actually have to put some effort into scraping off the label to lose the provenance info! I ha
  11. Wendell Ricketts

    Foam inserts for small containers

    Hello all. I’m wondering if anyone knows of a source in the US for sheets or rolls of soft EVA foam that I can cut to size for the bottoms of various small plastic specimen containers. I’m looking for something no more than about 6mm in thickness (not “foam paper” or “foam core”). Althor used to sell exactly what I need, but the minimum order is now $100, and I won’t use that much foam in the rest of my life. Thanks much for any help or leads. Wendell
  12. Jurassicz1

    Tips on displaying?

    So i got some display cabinets but i'm not sure how to display it. I have many bought fossils and found. I got shark teeth mostly, But also amber, Fish, Dino, Reptiles and more. So i wonder how you guys display your fossils? Maybe post some pictures? So i can get some inspiration.
  13. fossilhunter21

    Fossil display!

    Hi! So I have been planning on adding some legs to this shelf (I use this shelf as a display because I can't afford anything better right now) because it is really short and it's not very nice to have to sit on the ground to look at your fossils. So I finally put some legs on it! It's not amazing looking and not very big and you do have to bend over a little bitt to look at the fossils up close but it will have to do. I also need some more fossils (I am saving up for a nice unprepared oreodont skull so I'm not going to be able to buy very many for the next few months).
  14. I had heard of these display options, but had yet to pony up and buy some. Found a deal on three 8 x 11's and I'm quite pleased! It was great fun to arrange the fossils in interesting patterns. I did one for my England Jurassic Coast finds, one for Florida Peace River and Venice finds and then a Texas Cretaceous Tiny Stuff. I like how they take up some nice space in my cabinet!
  15. I was wondering what you all recommended for displaying your collection. My collection includes both rocks and fossils. One of my concerns is I have several pieces that weigh over 40 pounds so I needed something very sturdy. In addition, several of my pieces are about 16 inches in height so I need something with adjustable shelves. I prefer the style of an older looking antique bookcase. I have found many online but I am not sure if they are study enough without seeing it in person. Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks!
  16. I’ve been working on a display centred around dinosaur eggs and fossils of young dinosaurs. I’ve so far gained quite a bit and have some more fossils on the way for the display. I will work on getting photos of the individuals pieces for now I’ll leave everyone off with the whole display currently. I will update this as time goes on.
  17. I bought some unprepared fossil fish and was wondering how I could display them. Also I am needing some suggestions on what to use to harden the fish and matrix around it.
  18. Hey! I was wondering if anyone knew any good places to buy custom stands/displays for bones or how to make them. Thanks! (sorry didn't realize this was fossil id and I don't know how to delete it)
  19. I bought these brachiopods and didn't think about how they are so small that you could hardly see them when they are on dislpay in my shelf. If anyone knows how to build a magnifying display I would aprecciate it. I have know idea if this is possible but even if it's not I appreciate your responses.
  20. hokietech96


    Hi. Still waiting to get out and hunt. In the meantime I threw this together. It was inspired by other displays I saw on the forum. Enjoy for now can’t wait to be in a creek!
  21. Big44g

    Question on Fish Prep

    I have a questions on how to properly prep Fish fossils. I collected the attached fish from the green river formation near Kimmerer WY a few years ago. I have not done anything to the sample, I collected it, returned home and displayed it. How does one properly look for other fish in the matrix? I can see very small parts of other fish in the sample, but do not want to do anything to the sample until I get a better understanding on how to prep fish fossils. Thanks for the help
  22. carch_23

    T arm display stands

    Hi guys, Would like to ask where I may be able to find these types of stands? I believe theyre called T arm display stands or something along the lines of that. I saw it on a forum member a few years back but not sure if theyre still active so was wondering maybe some of you know where to get it. Btw, im in Australia so prefer to get here due to shipping costs though not ruling out international sellers either. Thanks!
  23. Hey guys so I got this display case a few years ago and was going to use it recently when I found that the plastic film is no longer clear but is a bit cloudy. Dont know how it happened but was wondering if there was any possibility of getting it cleaned? Thanks
  24. I think it is worthwhile to fashion or acquire stands to enhance the presentation of material for display. Why spend time and effort on a piece to have it rest unceremoniously on a shelf or be stuck in a drawer? Place it in view, if possible, for all to enjoy! Here are photos and comments on the cobbling of two very simple stands to support Mammoth material recently received. The smaller tusk fragment is full round. The larger fragment, a half-round, is split on its long axis. The large piece was the subject of minor prep discussed in the Forum's "mailbox finds" topic.
  25. Does anyone know of a source for a small magnifying box/case where I can display small micro fossils? Thanks in advance.
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