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doushantuo

nice report,AEK.

A word on terminology:Flexicalymene is a genus

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digit

Nice report--great finds. Glad you got one last hunting trip in before winter's grip locks things down for several months.

 

Both "roller" bugs are in the same genus. Are you certain they are the same species? When I got a chance to hunt the St. Leon roadcut in Indiana, I believe there were two species (or possibly subspecies) present there with different sizes.

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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Phevo

Those are some pretty spectacular finds especially with the pyrite, what do you do to keep the ironoxide from overtaking them?

 

Over here we try to keep them dry and put them with some cotton bedding but they still succumb eventually

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Vieira

Fantastic report. Thanks for sharing.

 

And nice fossils too :D

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Fossildude19

Nice report and finds. :)

Thanks for sharing it. 

 

Keeping the pyrite dry, in an airtight plastic container, with a silica gel desiccant pack inside, should protect from pyrite disease

You can search the Forum for other threads about pyrite disease.

Regards,

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Herb

nice finds

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piranha

Flexicalymene is an Ordovician trilobite.

 

The calymenids are:

Calymene breviceps  

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The dalmanitid is:

Glyptambon verrucosus

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aek
7 hours ago, digit said:

Nice report--great finds. Glad you got one last hunting trip in before winter's grip locks things down for several months.

 

Both "roller" bugs are in the same genus. Are you certain they are the same species? When I got a chance to hunt the St. Leon roadcut in Indiana, I believe there were two species (or possibly subspecies) present there with different sizes.

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

Thanks, Ken. I'm fairly certain they're the same genus, however I am definitely not an expert. The one on the left is silurian age from the quarry and the little one on the right is ordovician from St Leon.

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aek
7 hours ago, Phevo said:

Those are some pretty spectacular finds especially with the pyrite, what do you do to keep the ironoxide from overtaking them?

 

Over here we try to keep them dry and put them with some cotton bedding but they still succumb eventually

 Thanks, probably the same: keep dry, air tight container, possibly with silica, like Tim suggested.

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piranha
8 hours ago, digit said:

Both "roller" bugs are in the same genus. 

 

44 minutes ago, aek said:

Thanks, Ken. I'm fairly certain they're the same genus, however I am definitely not an expert. The one on the left is silurian age from the quarry and the little one on the right is ordovician from St Leon.

 

 

They are certainly not the same genus.  
 
As I posted above; Flexicalymene is Ordovician. There is one species of calymenid from the Waldron Shale: Calymene breviceps

 

 

 

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aek
28 minutes ago, piranha said:

 

 

 

They are certainly not the same genus.  
 
As I posted above; Flexicalymene is Ordovician. There is one species of calymenid from the Waldron Shale: Calymene breviceps

 

 

 

I see, it is an enrolled Calymene breviceps. Thank you for the information, I appreciate it.

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aek

A few more finds from St Paul, please correct me if these ID's are wrong..

Unicinulus stricklandi with some sort of epizoan annelid encrustation

 

uniculus.jpg

 

Eucalyptocrinus crassus calyx

 

crinoid crassus.jpg

 

Leptaena with pyriteLeptaena.jpg

 

 

 

 

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doushantuo

Nice macrofauna!!!!!!!!!

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Uncle Siphuncle

Wonderful pyrite preservation!  When I die, I want to be pyritized....

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RJB

Ive never been one much interested in brach's, but those are perty dang cool!  By any chance are you going to clean up the shell?

 

RB

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aek
On 12/30/2016 at 3:30 AM, doushantuo said:

Nice macrofauna!!!!!!!!!

Thanks

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aek
On 12/30/2016 at 9:38 AM, Uncle Siphuncle said:

Wonderful pyrite preservation!  When I die, I want to be pyritized....

Haha! Me too...

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aek
On 12/31/2016 at 7:10 AM, RJB said:

Ive never been one much interested in brach's, but those are perty dang cool!  By any chance are you going to clean up the shell?

 

RB

Thanks, I know what you mean .. slowly making progress..

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aek

Glyptambon verrucosus compound eye

glyptamboneye.jpg

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