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Lance Formation Turtle Bones


Ptychodus04

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@Nanotyrannus35 just sent me a handful of Lance Formation bone fragments to prep. They were mostly turtle shell and we’re pretty fragile in the loosely consolidated Lance Sandstone. A bit of time under the microscope with the micro jack and some low pressure abrasive worked wonders on the bones. They got a healthy dose of Paraloid B72 stabilizer and are headed back to their home today. Some before and after pics are below.

 

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Nice work.  These shattered things can be a challenge.  That last photo seems to show soft-shelled turtle texture.

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3 hours ago, Nanotyrannus35 said:

Thanks @Ptychodus04 for the prep! Just wondering, how did you determine that they were turtle bones?


The texture and morphology of the bones scream turtle. 

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7 minutes ago, Ptychodus04 said:

the bones scream  

Screaming bones... sounds like the name of a heavy metal band. :ironic:

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2 hours ago, daves64 said:

Screaming bones... sounds like the name of a heavy metal band. :ironic:

Oh, I'm sure it would be a hard rock band :DOH:

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6 minutes ago, Sjfriend said:

Oh, I'm sure it would be a hard rock band :DOH:

Actually, now that I think about it, sounds like the opening act for Rob Zombie. :default_rofl:

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It doesn't take long for us to get off topic. :P Kind of like the metal band my buddy and I had in HS. We were "The Cereal Killers". :default_rofl:

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2 hours ago, Ptychodus04 said:

It doesn't take long for us to get off topic. :P Kind of like the metal band my buddy and I had in HS. We were "The Cereal Killers". :default_rofl:

It's a skill few have :heartylaugh:

 

Back to topic: great prep as always @Ptychodus04

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11 hours ago, Ptychodus04 said:

It doesn't take long for us to get off topic. :P Kind of like the metal band my buddy and I had in HS. We were "The Cereal Killers". :default_rofl:

Nope it sure does not! :default_rofl:

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