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My Latest Coral Display

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mikeymig

Last week I displayed some of my big horn corals in life position by "sticking" them in a piece of wood. I wanted to use a natural rock base but the display I think would have been too heavy. This time a made a display using smaller horn corals (Sterolasma) and placing them in a piece of hard shale. The piece of shale is very solid and it has a couple Sterolasmas on it as well as a couple of brachiopods (Pseudoatrypa), bryozoans, crinoid stems, and a trilobite head. It turned out nice and each hole I drilled into the shale custom fits each individual coral.

Thanks for lookig!

Mikey

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Auspex

You certainly have the eye for it; beautiful display!

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obsessed1

Fossils and art together, you can't beat that! Very very nice display.

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AncientEarth

This is fantastic! Great work and follow through on the piece.

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caldigger

Hey a real cool display of T-rex teeth...ha, ha! Very nice diorama display, makes you feel like you're there.

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mikeymig

Thanks. I have a display case with a shelf of corals and some of these specimens were just lying there. Now this display gives them a whole different look that makes more sense.

Mikey

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Jeffrey P

Mikey;

A great "living display." Congratulations! The natural base makes them come "alive." Reminds me they once were more than fossils but living creatures. Not just art, this display treats them with respect. Love to see more of your "out of the box" fossil displays. They're amazing. Photography is great too. Keep up the good work and best wishes.

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Bev

Mikey;

A great "living display." Congratulations! The natural base makes them come "alive." Reminds me they once were more than fossils but living creatures. Not just art, this display treats them with respect. Love to see more of your "out of the box" fossil displays. They're amazing. Photography is great too. Keep up the good work and best wishes.

Kudos! Same from Bev! :-D :envy:

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Roz

Creative display that would catch anyone's eye!

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AeroMike

Mikey, that looks amazing~!!!! I bet it is heavy!

"Rectum? dang near killed him trying to lift it!" lol

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Fossildude19

Excellent work as usual, Mikey. :wub:

Really enjoy your creative display ideas, and excellent photography.

Thanks for posting this.

Regards,

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mikeymig

Thanks Tim! I had this piece of shale sitting on the work bench and I was gonna trim it down and clean up the corals and brachs in it. It has a flat bottom and it's a solid piece so I thought it might be better as a display for some corals.

Mike, it doesn't weigh that much and it fits nicely on the coral shelf in my display case.

Mikey

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Down under fossil hunter

That is an amazing display, I don't think I will look at a coral the same again.

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Jed '06

Great work Mikey,

I've been wondering what to do with my horn corals! Very Nice artistic touch!

Happy Holidays!

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Lookingforstuff

That is a very good display, I collect horn corals from beaches on the Great Lakes. The are large but less detailed than yours. Even when I find them in their initial clay deposits they are rounded.

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Beach Boy

Brilliant display Mikey well worth the effort,

Dave

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Terry Dactyll

Fabulous.... drawer specimens into a museum eye catching 3D display....I like it....

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