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  1. Nice day to take a stroll through ancient Dallas. Got lucky with two fish that would have been washed away tonight with rain coming. Atco/Austin Group Late Cretaceous- 85 million yrs.
  2. Fish limb ?

    Hi, another Yorkshire coast find, opened concretion and found this little limb inside, it broke but a bit of glue and it was together and back in concretion, fish limb ? Gyrosteus ? What you guys think ? Thanks, Alan.
  3. Howdy. I was considering this fish, but I can't tell if it's "enhanced" or not. Also, since I'm new to collecting, how can you tell if there's paint present?
  4. Auction Prep Part Deux

    I'm almost caught up on prep jobs (3 going concurrently now) so I figured it's time to start in @RJB's monster fish. Here's how it arrived at my humble abode... Wow, what a fish!!!!! It rests in a 1" thick slab of 18" layer matrix (read hard as concrete) and Ron was nice enough to mount it to a 1/2" cement board... I think I got a hernia lifting it to the prep table. Needless to say, it is rather stable. Now for the prep...
  5. Fish bone?

    Hi all, Found this (I think) fish bone at Wassenaar, Netherlands. From the late Pleistocene, some 40’000 years old. Is it indeed a fossil fish bone? If so, what kind of fish? And what part of the animal would it be? Looking forward to your suggestions! Max
  6. Saurodon fish jaw(3)

    From the album In-Situ Shots(various locations)

    2-1-18 Dallas, TX
  7. Fish or mosasaur jaw?

    Ive been trying to ID this fish jaw but I'm a newbie so I can only go so far before I need guidance! Any ideas on what this may be from?
  8. Prepare Jinan Fish

  9. Guizhou Fish ID

    This specimen is from Luoping, Guizhou. Does it look like a Peltopleurus tyrannos?
  10. I offer for exchange these various shark teeth from France,for another vertebrate,invertebrate or plants fossils i alreadyl not have From the Salles Serravallian(Miocene)near Bordeaux France
  11. Found these little jaw fragments today in Dallas city limits. Can we tell what it is? Late Cretaceous Atco Formation/Austin Chalk 85-90 million yrs.
  12. Saurodon fish jaw(2)

    From the album In-Situ Shots(various locations)

    2-1-18 Dallas, TX
  13. Saurodon fish jaw(1)

    From the album In-Situ Shots(various locations)

    2-1-18 Dallas, TX
  14. Saurodon fish jaw(3)

    From the album Other Locations

    2-1-18 Dallas, TX
  15. Saurodon fish jaw(2)

    From the album Other Locations

    2-1-18 Dallas, TX
  16. Saurodon fish jaw(1)

    From the album Other Locations

    2-1-18 Dallas, TX
  17. Fish coprolite?

    I've got an interesting knightia here. The fish is nice, but what's that mass? Organ? Coprolite?
  18. Hello everyone, A geologist friend of mine roped me into his love of all things ancient, so here I am new to the fossils, and new to the Fossil Forum. I received my first Green River fish slab yesterday and spent most of the day on and off working off the layers with dental scaler that I've used for in the past for Roman coins. Must say that this matrix is much easier than the stuff encrusted to the coins! So far I'm pretty happy with the progress, but am looking for advice on how far to take this so that I don't overwork the piece. Here are a couple of photos of the progress. Note the series of three stages use lighting from the top to highlight the 3D effect of the specimen. The other photo uses light from the lower left to show a more natural visual look if you just look at it laying on the table. I believe I still have a lot of detail work taking off sediment between the bones and along the spine, etc. Any advice on around the head and eye socket, the border? How about surface finishing? If the slab is dampened, the fish stands out more, so would a mat clear coat of something be a reasonable finish, or should I leave it alone? I believe I read that a 20% solution of white glue in water might create a good effect. Any experience with that? Again, there seem to be many schools of thought. Thanks in advance for your help. Also, I believe this is a Knightia, but wouldn't mind confirmation from someone in the know. The fish is almost exactly 4" head to tail. Again, thanks.
  19. Guess the fish!

    So I was picking at the back of my new diplomystus and I found a partial skeleton! It's majorly cut-off, I know, and it's nothing special. I just figured you guys might have fun figuring out what it is!
  20. I just bought this fossil fish. I wanted to know if the "wide open" areas just under the dorsal fin and in the ribs are signs of breakage, or are they just under the matrix?
  21. Im totally newbie as i see this fossil is quite perfect for my newbie eyes. What do you think? Location: sumatera indonesia
  22. Enchodus Fang from Big Brook, NJ.

    From the album Cretaceous

    Enchodus petrosus (boney fish fang) Upper Cretaceous Wenonah Formation Mattewan Group Big Brook Colts Neck, New Jersey
  23. Edit: as thanks to @caldigger for donating some fossils, I'll be sending some of these plants to anyone who wants some. Just post here or PM. Not sure if this sort of trade is even allowed, but here goes. I'm looking for some partial fish fossils, not yet cleaned off, that I can practice preparation on. By "partial" I mean broken in half, missing heads or tails, or otherwise not intact, though preferably not ones where the matrix around them is shattered and there's no way to clean them off without ending up with the fish mostly in loose flakes. I don't have any good fossils to trade, but I do have Venus flytraps. They're not hard to keep if you know what you're doing- minerals and fertilizers are toxic to them and they need very strong sunlight. You pot them in sphagnum moss (like people put orchids in), and you give them rainwater, distilled water, or RO water. To get them enough light, you keep them outdoors. Put 'em in a pot (not clay, it has minerals), set the pot in a shallow dish of safe water to keep the moss lightly moist, and that's it. They go dormant in the winter, and you just leave them outside for that unless you live in a part of the world where it's cold enough that the pot would freeze solid for days on end. If it's that cold, you bring them inside somewhere, like into a garage, to keep them a bit warmer. They divide while dormant, so they'll multiply, and they can get up to 5" tall with some very nice coloration inside the traps. They catch bugs on their own, but you can feed them bugs if you want, just don't give them meat. I also have babies of an orchid called Lepanthes gargoyla, which is a neat little orchid that's pretty easy to grow in terrariums. Place it in a terrarium with the roots tied to something that stays wet, something like a bundle of moss on a ranch, give it indirect sunlight or some sort of artificial light, keep the root anchor damp and the humidity fairly high around it, and watch it grow. Needs to be a terrarium at least 8" tall so it has room to sprawl once it starts growing the long, pendant leaves that flower. The flytrap pot I'd be pulling from. They aren't fully grown yet. I also have some baby plants with much brighter red inside the traps. That sprawling purple plant is the orchid. It has a ton of leaves tucked up behind the red bromeliad at the top, that's just to keep it from getting light-burned. This is a flowering size adult, the babies are all pretty small, and I don't know how long it'll take them to grow to this size. Once it does hit this size, though, it sprouts off babies pretty regularly from off the ends of the flowering-leaf stems.
  24. Guizhou Fish ID

    The fish fossil was collected at Guizhou, China. It is not big, only measuring some 10cm in length but quite well preserved. Any idea what species it is?
  25. Today was a really good hunt! I was as always,hunting at my hunting grounds in Popovac with my girlfriend , so it was her first time to hunt fossils with me! We found insect at the beginning,then bulrush and at the end of our hunt we have found fishes and fish bones1. It was really amazing! Enjoy guys !