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Amazing clusters of echinoids!


DawnOfADream

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Hey guys hope you're well!
I wanted to show you the amazing lovenia woodsii clusters I found today at Beaumaris, and ask for some advice.
These are lovenia woodsii. Some still retain amazing detail, like the final pic!
Do you guys have any recommendations for coating the sandy matrix the woodsii are sitting in? I would like to prevent them becoming too brittle upon drying out.
 

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Fabulous specimens! Will they dry out (slowly is best) without falling apart? If so, I'd probably use a dilute solution (5% or even less) of Paraloid in acetone - if the fossils get too shiny, it can be brushed or wiped off with acetone. (Use good ventilation!).

Otherwise, PVA solution works on wet stuff but is irreversible when dry.

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@TqB

They should dry out slowly, I'm keeping them wrapped and in a box. So fingers crossed they will stay together.

Thank you so much for your help! I'll look around for the products you mentioned and try my luck when I get the chance!

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I've never seen Lovenia woodsii clusters before!  Very nice :wub:

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26 minutes ago, Monica said:

I've never seen Lovenia woodsii clusters before!  Very nice :wub:

@Monica

Thanks! I got really lucky, that's for sure :D

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