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Found 7 results

  1. Anybody know bugs?

    Found a small bug in some Indonesian amber I was working. It's maybe 2 mm in length, but not sure. It's at a bad angle & I would end up with a tiny little piece of amber trying to get a better view from other angles. Since the Indonesian amber isn't heat treated like Baltic amber, it's a bit darker & isn't as clear, but I did my best. I thought at first it was a mosquito, but not anymore. Not sure what it is, but I'm hoping someone might have an idea. I do have to admit though.. the amber does show some interesting flow patterns sometimes. I can't really shave the amber down any more for fear of losing wing on one side & legs on the other & the head on a third, so these pics are going to have to do.
  2. Buggy Amber

    Last year, I went to a gem & mineral show and (among other things) acquired this piece of amber. The seller assured me that it was amber (not copal), but he didn't know where it was from or how old it was. I examined the piece (and several others) with my loupe before choosing this one, based of the number and variety of bugs in it. I have several spiders, a couple of ants, some mosquitos (one with an engorged gut if I'm not mistaken in the ID), a beetle, and at least one midge, plus a couple of things I can't identify. My best guess at origin is Burmese. Under a desk lamp: Backlit by my laptop screen: Detailed closeups next!
  3. 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.
  4. So, when I came here I had a “collection” of only 1 object, a mosasaur tooth which still has a special place on the shelf! Now I can also call myself the proud owner of a piece of amber with a small flower, a mosquito and another small insect I can’t really identify because it’s simply just too small. And a fossilized fish, now all three things are not the biggest, but for me they are amazing! They look good and it’s so weird to hold them thinking that once, millions and millions of years ago those animals were alive and kicking. I bought all three fossils at my favorite Dutch fossil reseller, he’s a friend of mine I got to know at a fossil exhibit he was giving in the city I live in. I often just visit him to go look what he has new! Anyways too much talk, you guys and galls are probably waiting to see my collections. Well, here it goes!
  5. Mosquito?

    Hi! Found this guy today in Marlstone Quarry in Popovac,Serbia.I'm just not sure what kind of insect is it? Looks like a mosquito to me...
  6. Best inclusion in amber

    This is male mosquito from baltic amber 40-50 million years. This picture was took from a microscope at 40x magnification. Can you guys help me know more about it's Taxonomy.
  7. Culicidae indet.

    Lit.: Rafael Gioia Martins-Neto (2003): The Fossil Tabanids (Diptera Tabanidae): When They Began to Appreciate Warm Blood and When They Began Transmit Diseases? Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Vol. 98(Suppl. I): 29-34, 2003
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