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Servus folks It is raining the whole day and now it starts snowing. This year’s collecting season is over and prep work has started two weeks ago. Always preparing in the lab makes no fun to me. So I took a break and wrote this short story about the preparation of a Ladinian ammonoid slab. The first picture shows the situation when I found the location. If you look carefully you can see some round cross-sections of orthocone nautiloids and some longish cross-sections of ammonoids. At this moment it was only a guess what ammonoid species was hidden behind this longish edges. My first intention was Epigymnites and therefore Ladinian in time. The second picture show the worked out blocks comparing the fossils. At this moment I knew that it was Ladinian and that my guess was right for the genus. I knew also that there were 3 individuals of Epigymnites in the parts. The third picture shows the result of roughly 10 hours prep work. Unfortunately the preservation of the ammonoids was not good as expected. But in the Triassic strata of Austria Ladinian locations and ammonoids are scarce to find. The last picture shows the result of my preparation work. The plate shows Epigymnites cf. moelleri MOJS.(uppermost one) The typical double row of fine knots is visible only on this amonoid. Alas not the best preservation but absolutely worth to put it into my Triassic ammonoid collection. kind regards Andreas