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Ryann10006 posted a topic in Fossil PreparationHello all, I recently received some megalodon teeth from Puerto Rico, the other one is ok but this one was found in fragments and held together by tape. I am wondering what will be a good way to repair the fragments for now, would super glue be ok to use or is there something else I should use? Since its from a rare locality I want to stabilize it as best as I can before I decide or not to fully repair it.
Hi all, These two have been sitting on my desk for some time, as I kept on forgetting to ask this. Now I finally remembered. I once made a trade with a fossil-lover in Singapore, but unfortunately the fossils arrived broken, having not survived the trip. The two broken fossils I got were: a partial Lycoptera davidi, and a small jaw piece of a hyena. I didn't dare take out the fossils of the bag yet, as I was scared I would lose some of the broken off pieces and damage the fossils even more. Here they are: The damage on the Lycoptera isn't very severe; only a big block of matrix got loose (the fossil itself is still intact). But the damage on the hyena jaw is very bad: the big tooth split in two, and many other crumbs here and there. Here is what the jaw looked like before: I was wondering: is there a way to repair the fossils? As in stick them back into one nice piece? I can buy necessary material if it is cheap. Note that this would be my first fossil repair, and I have no experience whatsoever in the subject. Thanks in advance for your help, Max