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Righteous

Last one and I swear I’ll stop asking questions. 
This is the track in question about it being lightly stained and what you thought about staining. 
Is this a real trace fossil that you can tell of?

If so is this light staining acceptable?


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JohnJ

@Righteous  Please remember to remove anything in a photo that identifies the seller or pricing.  I've edited these things out of your posted image.  ;) 

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Ludwigia

I'd pass on this one. At first glance it looks like the seller has a good imagination. It's better to judge tracks without any staining on them, then you can stain them yourself afterwards if you want to. It's also very important to know the exact provenance of the fossil. Did the seller give this information?

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snolly50

Staining of dino tracks is most often done with readily removable watercolor paint. However, there may certainly be lasting alterations, as well. To my eye the "painter" of the pictured piece has been overambitious as to the tracks natural margins. Regarding coloring tracks in general, I prefer the unaltered.

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caldigger

PASS!

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Righteous
3 hours ago, Ludwigia said:

I'd pass on this one. At first glance it looks like the seller has a good imagination. It's better to judge tracks without any staining on them, then you can stain them yourself afterwards if you want to. It's also very important to know the exact provenance of the fossil. Did the seller give this information?

  • Formation: Portland (Connecticut Valley Region)
  • Location: South Hadley, Massachusetts

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Fossildude19

 

1 hour ago, Righteous said:
  • Formation: Portland (Connecticut Valley Region)
  • Location: South Hadley, Massachusetts

That is definitely a valid location. Not a great print, however. 

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Misha

Yeah, as everyone has already said this doesn't look like a good track. CT River valley tracks are mostly eubrontes and Grallator neither of which match the anatomy of this drawn on outline.

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FossilNerd
19 hours ago, Righteous said:

Last one and I swear I’ll stop asking questions. 

Why stop? How will you know if you don’t ask? You are not bothering anyone. Promise! :) Keep the questions coming! If you are willing to learn, many of us are willing to teach.

 

Topics like these also help others to learn. I don’t know much myself about dinosaur tracks. Seeing these pictures and reading the opinions of our more experienced members helps people like me to learn as well.  

 

So I say... Ask away! :D 


 

 

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