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On a recent trip up to Little Falls, I somehow managed to spot this little guy while going through some scraps of shale. It isn't excellently preserved or anything and it's only an impression of a cephalon but what surprised me was the size of it. It's less than 4 millimeters wide and that's stretching it. It's certainly the smallest Triarthrus I've seen. Sorry for the poor quality, this is as good as I can get through a microscope.

 

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DevonianDigger

How funny you mention that! I just had a visitor who shared with me their finds from the same area, I was just going to post them tonight!

 

That one you've posted is definitely tiny! Don't know how you managed to spot it, lol!

 

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Philosoraptor
12 minutes ago, DevonianDigger said:

 

That one you've posted is definitely tiny! Don't know how you managed to spot it, lol!

 

 

I have no clue lol

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DevonianDigger

Had the opportunity to see this little Triarthrus under the microscope. It came from Rome, NY. Only one I've seen with my own eyes that had soft tissue preservation.

 

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Foozil

Is that your microscope, DevonianDigger? I'm looking for a good microscope.

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Pumpkinhead

Nice find. One of the cuter trilobites I've seen

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DevonianDigger

@Foozil, not actually mine. It's the site's. I think it's a Celestron. I can let you know after work tomorrow. I'll try to remember to check what type it is!

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Foozil

Thanks a bunch!:D

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DevonianDigger

@Foozil, sorry I haven't given you that info yet. I was going to check today, but was prevented from doing so by a rather poorly timed tornado.

 

I think it's this: http://www.celestron.com/browse-shop/microscopes/digital-microscopes/infiniview-lcd-digital-microscope

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Foozil
6 minutes ago, DevonianDigger said:

@Foozil, sorry I haven't given you that info yet. I was going to check today, but was prevented from doing so by a rather poorly timed tornado.

 

I think it's this: http://www.celestron.com/browse-shop/microscopes/digital-microscopes/infiniview-lcd-digital-microscope

Thats fine, and thanks for the link. Is everything alright from the tornado? (was it bad? I'm not really used to tornados so...)

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DevonianDigger

It went directly over the site, but hadn't touched down yet where we were, so it was a lot of straight-line winds. No damage to the rocks, lol. It was more nerve-wracking than anything as we had a full compliment of visitors and a children's day camp going. Thankfully no one was injured, and everything was okay when the dust settled. My phone was destroyed in the mayhem, but once I dump the SD card I'll upload some videos I took after it had passed where you can see it continuing on through Hamburg.

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