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Found 196 results

  1. Hi, I'm new to this site so apologies if i'm doing anything wrong, but i'm interested in purchasing amber with inclusions from the internet, I understand UKGE is a reputable UK online seller and this led me to online. I then found several other amber pieces with beautiful inclusions and I just wondered if anyone could help to point me in the direction of some good sellers. Many thanks
  2. Burmese amber inclusion ID, not insect

    I am hoping for some informed opinions on this little tuft of fiber in a piece of Cretaceous aged amber from Myanmar. I also included a photo of a tiny beetle in the same piece.
  3. Insects in amber ID references?

    Hi, Is anyone aware of a good reference site (or book) on insects found in amber? I’m looking for references on all ages and all localities. thanks!
  4. Arachnid? in Burmese amber

    Hi guys and gal, I recently bought some burmese amber pieces online. When I looked through this particular piece, I was amazed at the inclusion within it. It looks like a spider or tick, or some type of arachnid, however I am no entomologist. I was wondering if one of The Fossil Forum’s members could help me id this mysterious little critter. The specimen come from northern Myanmar/Burma and is about 99 million years old from the middle Cretaceous period. I have never seen an insect like this. It is quite squared in shape. It is a small insect around 3-4 mm. Through a 10x lense Abdomen focused through a 40x microscope What looks like fangs (such as those in arachnids) in a 100x microscope
  5. Hey friends, hope you're all having a great week. Here is a recent purchase of mine, a piece of Baltic Amber with a nicely preserved spider (Araneae sp.), leaf and Midge. Really loved how this looked and couldn't resist. Eocene period 35–50 million years. Dimensions are 20×13×6 mm. Thanks for looking
  6. Baltic Sea adventure

    Last weekend I made a short trip to the Polish coast of the Baltic Sea (short because of duration, not distance - it's 1000 km to get there and come back to Warsaw ). My Mom and me were professionally equipped, according to the instructions of @vermiculosis, we brought UV lamps and appropriate protective glasses, because we hoped to find some amber pieces on the shore at night. We went to look for amber after 8 pm, and it was soooo dark at the shore that we could hardly see anything - and thus please excuse the quality of the pictures, but the flash in the phone couldn't cope with the darkness around us. Here is my Mom, professionally prepared to find amber Although the wind was really strong and the waves quite intense, there was no "sea rubbish" on the shore to inspect for amber, but it turned out that other rocks with fossils on the breach respond quite well to the UV light, so we found quite a lot of cluster rocks with various "stuff" that lit up in the darkness. Here are some of them in daylight
  7. Amber Lizard claw?

    Hello everyone! This one might be hard to identify with sub-par photos – even in person the microscope photos were unclear but you're all smarter than I am. It's about an inch long for scale. Story: I was looking through a clearly un-sorted bag of hundreds of small pieces of Dominican amber (my favorite SO COOL) and saw this tiny piece with what looked like a tiny lizard hand, even though it had three fingers instead of five (maybe they were separated in fossilization). There was no loupe available to check for skin patterns and bone fragments so I bit the bullet. It was cheap so I bought it so I could sleep soundly tonight. I'm thinking it's probably a botanical inclusion at best but wanted to see what you guys thought! Let's discuss. Thanks in advance everyone!
  8. How do these pieces of amber look? The sphere is from Russia and the other one is Dominican blue amber. The sphere’s weight is 1817g
  9. How do these pieces of amber look? The first few pictures of the flies and the feather are described as deinonychus or velociraptor (or something like this as the description was not clear) from Burma. The last few are of a spider.
  10. Hi, I am wondering if someone could suggest an immersion fluid that would have similar refractive properties of Amber in order to get photos of inclusions. I am looking for a fluid that will not damage or degrade the amber piece and can be cleaned off when done. Thanks for looking. R~
  11. Hello together, I have been finding online offers of feathers in Burmite recently, some look rather like recent birds´, other look structurally different at least to the everyday feather you get, the later often called dinosaur feathers. Price range is enormous. Any advice on how to recognice the good ones? I wouldn´t expect to afford a nonavian dinosaur feather, but a cretacious Bird would be nice, if real. Thanks in advance, J
  12. Spider in amber ID

    This is probably a long shot, but can anyone possibly provide any information about this spider? It's in a piece of Baltic amber. The amber has been polished in a domed shape, so it's hard to get a decent photo, this is probably about as good as it gets.
  13. Hello again guys. As you may know, I just started in this world and I'm pretty enthusiastic about it. So I was taking a look at some listings in an auction website and the following items caught my attention. I had no reason to suspect the veracity of them judging by the photos (and I may be completely wrong since I have virtually none experience with this, but to me, it seemed real). What made me suspicious is what the seller stated about them, which follows: "Q: Why I use heat test ,the smell is not pine resin? A: Because the most insect amber in the market is form Baltic,the ambers are the fossil of pine resin, and burmite are the fossil of araucaria, so the smell is diffrent from pine resin, the smell just more like kerosene. PS. Because the burmite are older than Baltic amber, so hard than Baltic ambers, if not have crack,n ot afraid fall into the ground and not easy to been lighted." So, what do you think? Is this trustable? Do burmite amber really smell like kerosene or it's just some kind of fake plastic amber? Thanks in advance, Juliano
  14. Mind blown. Recent posts have been about opalised dino bones, and new beetles in amber. This fossil is an insect in opal! https://entomologytoday.org/2019/01/18/fossilized-insect-discovered-amber-opal/
  15. Pseudoscorpion

    Burmese amber is around 99.6 mya. There are various other inclusions in this piece. Edit: According to Danilo Harms from the University of Hamburg, this is a juvenile Chernetidae member.
  16. New toy - microscope

    I treated myself to a binocular microscope just before Christmas. Just showing off some amber inclusions with a little manipulation including stacking.
  17. I’ve been looking at some Amber to purchase. What do you guys think of this piece? They are claiming it is a mosquito in Myanmar amber and 100 Ma in age. I’ve never dealt with amber so this could be an interesting addition.
  18. Scorpion in amber

    From the album Fossil Collection

    Scorpion caught in amber. Note the hole - it was unfortunately intended to be a pendant.
  19. Unlucky Scorpion

    From the album Fossil Collection

    This unlucky scorpion got stuck in some tree sap a long time ago.
  20. 450 fossilized millipedes found in 100-million-year-old amber Pensoft Publishers, December 19, 2018 https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181219115600.htm Thomas Wesener, Leif Moritz. Checklist of the Myriapoda in Cretaceous Burmese amber and a correction of the Myriapoda identified by Zhang (2017). Check List, 2018; 14 (6): 1131 DOI: 10.15560/14.6.1131 https://checklist.pensoft.net/article/30320/ Yours, Paul H.
  21. https://phys.org/news/2018-12-scientists-fossilized-millipedes-million-year-old-amber.html
  22. Tappert_GCA_2013.pdf Stable carbon isotopes of C3 plant resins and ambers record changes in atmospheric oxygen since the Triassic Ralf Tappert , Ryan C. McKellar , Alexander P. Wolfe , Michelle C. Tappert , Jaime Ortega-Blanco , Karlis Muehlenbachs Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 121 (2013) 240–262 about 3,5 MB lovely paper,highly recommended contains a possibly useful list of "amberiferous" locations worldwide NB:peer-reviewed, "technical"
  23. Hi, This is my first topic so, if i broke some forum rule or doing something wrong, please tell me, sorry. Also, english is not my native language, im trying to write correctly. Ok, im very very newbie in fossil subject but love science and decided to start my own collection. Well, i found this (pictures bellow). The owner received as a gift and has no extra information, just they came from a north america store's. Well, my main question is: this trilobite is real? What is that in her "head" (cephalon, right?) ? I mean, i know some cracks in fossils are signs of autenthicity but something like that? Maybe the original fossil is missing this part and the preparer tried to fix? Or it's normal? And.. its a phacops? (i know the picture is bad, not focused) How about this ammonite and amber? Are they real ? Thank you very much for any information !
  24. 10 Fossil Mushrooms Ever Found

    Here is an interesting article about the only 10 fossilized mushrooms that have been found. We should point this article out the next time (any day now) that someone shows us a picture of their fossilized mushroom. Of the 10 found, one is a compression/impression; the rest are amber inclusions. No 3D petrified mushrooms have ever been found. The hard part: remembering where to find the article when I need it. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/115m-year-old-mushroom-oldest-fossilized-fungus-180963634/ @Auspex @Kane @Fossildude19
  25. Amber inclusion ID please

    Hi guys, 3mm long in Baltic amber. Was wondering if this was a seed or a leaf? Best images I can do I'm afraid. @Amber Man
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