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Cookie Cutter Hunt - Take 2


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Thanks to jcbshark, I had the opportunity to search another batch of his world famous Cookie Cutter matrix from a creek in Florida. I thank you again, Jeff. :)

As always, any IDs or corrections welcomed. I am here to learn.

The following are a few of the more interesting finds. First, the best part, two nice Isistius sp. teeth.

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And some crab material. I really like the various patterns on crab shell fossils.

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There always seems to be some Mantis shrimp fragments in this matrix.

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Besides the Cookie Cutter teeth, my favorite find this time was the fish hypural, as it was a first for me. There is no mistaking it for anything else.

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Here are some of the various fish teeth that I found in the matrix.

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Some examples of the ray teeth;

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A few shark teeth

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An unknown tooth

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I like finding the gar scales. The large one was broken, and much later in the search I found the other half of it!

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I photographed a couple of the bones that I thought might be identifiable. I thought this first large one looked like a fin. Any ideas?
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Wonderful specimens, beautifully photographed :wub:

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Some odds and ends, including;

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I liked the look of the base of this barnacle,

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And here is the unknown example of the 'lumpy' things so prevalent in this matrix. There are two other specimens that need IDs in this picture.

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Thanks for looking.

Julianna

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Great pics and finds Julianna! I will get you a box of really small stuff to search for the uppers next time I'm out there : )

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Wonderful specimens, beautifully photographed :wub:

Thank you Chas. I enjoy the photographing of the micros almost as much as the finding. They are so tiny that I feel a photo is needed to do do justice to them.

Great pics and finds Julianna! I will get you a box of really small stuff to search for the uppers next time I'm out there : )

Thanks Jeff. I look forward to the ultimate search in this material!

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Nice finds

Thank you, Trevor

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Your photos are drawing me near,

I've got to find out why.

Those gentle fish scales I see

Explain it all with a sigh..

Please make it stop!

Now I have to drive 6 hours to get some of that matrix too! Great Photos. :1-SlapHands_zpsbb015b76:

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Your photos are drawing me near,

I've got to find out why.

Those gentle fish scales I see

Explain it all with a sigh..

Please make it stop!

Now I have to drive 6 hours to get some of that matrix too! Great Photos. :1-SlapHands_zpsbb015b76:

Good one, megaholic. Sounds like you are hooked! :)

Julianna

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Interesting finds Julianna and as always great photos! :)

Thanks, Ancient Bones :)

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I love seeing pictures of micro fossils, particularly since they are helping me to identify some of my tiny finds! I don't have anything to take pictures of my smallest fossils yet so it's harder to figure out what they are. I love the color of those two yellow teeth.

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Great photos Julianna! You've probably mentioned this before, are the photos taken thru a scope or using a handheld camera?

Thanks for showing us the finds.

Regards, Chris

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I love seeing pictures of micro fossils, particularly since they are helping me to identify some of my tiny finds! I don't have anything to take pictures of my smallest fossils yet so it's harder to figure out what they are. I love the color of those two yellow teeth.

Thanks, Khyssa. I love making photos of my finds. They're too tiny to take out and turn over in your hands to admire them. So at least I can look at my pictures to appreciate my little treasures. Those yellow fish teeth are wild! They really jump out at you on the sorting plate.

Julianna

Great photos Julianna! You've probably mentioned this before, are the photos taken thru a scope or using a handheld camera?

Thanks for showing us the finds.

Regards, Chris

Thanks, Chris :) I use an old Sony cybershot with a super macro setting. I have a mount for it to keep it steady. The lens ends up about 1/2 inch from the specimen. Some day, I hope to be able to buy a good microscope-camera. Thanks for looking at my Cookie Cutter collection part 2. :)

Julianna

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