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Hey everyone - it's the Amateur Paleontologist

After some time, I'm finally back on TFF :)

 

A while back, I bought for myself a microscope so that I could take more detailed pictures of fossils. The microscope is a Veho VMS-004.

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Over the past few weeks, I made some attempts at taking some pictures of fossils - what do you think?

 

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Nicely preserved, ~10mm tall teleost fish tooth which I collected this summer at the Late Cretaceous chalk of Møns Klint (Denmark).

 

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Arm hooklets of a Belemnoteuthis (squid) specimen, from the Jurassic of Wiltshire. Specimen NHMUK 88603, in the Natural History Museum (London) collections. Each hooklet measures 3-5mm long.

 

That's all I've got for now, but I'll take more pics in the future :)

 

-Christian

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Very nice, Christian. :)

I like the hooklets in particular. 

I also recently acquired a digital microscope and it's been amazing fun and very useful. 

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nice pix.  Love those hooklets.  Are you sure the first one is a tooth?  The hole at the base tells me it is a spine of some sort.  

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5 hours ago, jpc said:

The hole at the base tells me it is a spine of some sort.

Good point, thanks for mentioning it. :) I did think that a hole in the base of a fish tooth would be kinda weird... 

And now that I look at it in that way, the base does make me think of some sort of vertebral centrum.

Thanks @jpc ! 

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Love these usb scopes.  Nice photos.  Enjoy your new toy 

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15 minutes ago, Scylla said:

:popcorn: did you say more pics?

I did indeed ;) 

here's a few pics of a little ophiuroid/brittle star from Voulte-sur-Rhone (Jurassic lagerstätte in France)

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The central 'disc' has a ~3mm diameter.

 

There are other ophiuroids in the slab, but the one pictured was probably the nicest preserved :) 

 

-Christian

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Your photos are very good. I especially like the brittle star. Your new scope gives you super vision. If I had supervision I'd be out shoveling snow today instead of sitting here admiring your fossils.

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17 hours ago, Pagurus said:

Your photos are very good. I especially like the brittle star. Your new scope gives you super vision. If I had supervision I'd be out shoveling snow today instead of sitting here admiring your fossils.

Glad you liked the photos! :D

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