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Hi everyone, I am wondering about the use of deflocculants in order to free fossils from matrix. I have a deflocculant called "Rewoquat," which is supposed to free fossils such as foraminifera, brachiopods, and echinoderms from matrix held together by clay. I'm wondering if it is okay to use on invertebrate and also vertebrate fossils. If anyone has any experience with it, please let me know how it went. If any chemical composition of this specific deflocculant is needed I can provide it. I am also curious about the use of Elmers glue on fossils (to stabilize the fossil/matrix). I know it is okay to use it on invertebrates, but is it a good idea to use it on vertebrates? Thanks for any help!
Ryann10006 posted a topic in Fossil IDHello everyone, had a super quick trip to the cretaceous creeks of new jersey and found this particularly interesting large bone fragment, likely it is a chunk of miscellaneous bone material but it reminds me alot of a scute like ankylosaurus or some sort of other bone scute especially the edge, or from maybe something like a large turtle but I am entirely not sure if it's dinosaur, marine reptile, etc or if there is anyway to tell, looks super suspicious to me anyways so if anyone has any ideas I'd definitely love to hear them. (If more pictures are needed I will definitely be able to get some more angles if necessary)