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non-remanié posted a topic in Member CollectionsHere's a nice specimen of the lobster Hoplolaria gabbi from the late Cretaceous of New Jersey. When found it was almost completely obscured by rather tough concretionary matrix, but I knew it may be quite complete underneath, so I brought it to Ralph Johnson who kindly prepped it for me. With his great experience, he of course did a wonderful job.
I started this lobster quite awhile ago and threw it aside when I got disgusted when I saw there was no tail. No tail whatsoever. Nodda, nothing, gone, just a blank piece of rock. Soooo, I figure I will just build one? Scary for sure. Ive built a piece of tail before, but never the intire thing! Anyways, you can see in the first pic were its been sittin for many many months and the next pic where I dusted it off. This specimen has both claws but not in the best shape,,,, and the head is a bit crushed but the good thing is that it is there! Whew. Not sure how well I can rebuild an intire tail end but I will do the best that I can. Wish me luck. RB