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Bobby Rico
14 minutes ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Thanks Bobby, i'm very pleased with them all. :)

Only the end for now I hope, there's several Moroccan Cambrian trilos I aim to acquire. 

I only have four more to post for Adam's Ordovician (including two beauties from you) and then it's on to Adam's Silurian. 

Indeed there is always room for more in your Cambrian collection. Your thread has been very interesting and enjoyable

 

thanks  bobby 

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MeargleSchmeargl

Congrats on your first Barrandagnostus, bro! :yay-smiley-1:

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thelivingdead531

Beautiful collection! Very well done, indeed. Some of those specimens are to die for. :trilo:

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MeargleSchmeargl
13 hours ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

It hasn't come out too well in the photo

Yeah, that was a difficulty when I was posting the Conasauga bugs from my adventures years back. Now I've learned that turning on a desk lamp and holding the bugs at a certain angle casts a shadow over all the details, showing them in their full glory. Used this photo method when photographing specimens from my last 2 trips to the place.

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Tidgy's Dad
6 hours ago, MeargleSchmeargl said:

Congrats on your first Agnostid, bro! :yay-smiley-1:

Thank you!

But not my first. 

I have a couple of other species. 

But this was my first Barrandagnostus. :D

Thanks for the photo advice.:)

 

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Tidgy's Dad
5 hours ago, thelivingdead531 said:

Beautiful collection! Very well done, indeed. Some of those specimens are to die for. :trilo:

 

5 hours ago, thelivingdead531 said:

 

Thank you so much! :)

I love them. 

Don't forget to check out Adam's Ordovician and coming soon.....................

Adam's Silurian! :D

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ynot

Looks good Adam!

 

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Nimravis

Very nice Adam, I say those are great looking examples and some nice close up pics.

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Tidgy's Dad
On 4/17/2018 at 7:02 AM, Nimravis said:

Very nice Adam, I say those are great looking examples and some nice close up pics.

All down to you, my friend, that matrix was wonderful, and productive. 

And i'm glad that a little Barrandagnostus has some 'shell' preservation. :)

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Tidgy's Dad

And from Jay

A nice Wheeler Shale Itagnostus interstrictus from the Wheeler Shale, Millard County, Utah.

It's bigger than the ones I already have at a whopping 7 mm and has some great detail. Different colour, too.

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@DevonianDigger

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Tidgy's Dad

And next up is a new Elrathia kingii recieved as part of a the Spring had Sprung prize from @Monica via an auction she won from @ynot

So this trilo's been around a bit. 

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It needs a bit of work so i'm going to try and prep it using my new pin vice from @JohnBrewer which i haven't used as yet.Pinvice.thumb.jpg.07b474f2a3d1114cb884e80f0a5f4832.jpg

Wish me luck, as depending on my prepping and what this trilobite ends up like, it may well end up going to a fourth forum member , perhaps in a fourth country! 

It hasn't had its passport stamped in a European country yet. :D

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indominus rex

I see some nice trilobites here. Good job Adam:trilo:.

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Tidgy's Dad
On 4/27/2018 at 3:39 AM, indominus rex said:

I see some nice trilobites here. Good job Adam:trilo:.

Thank you very much! :)

Unfortunately, the Elrathia in matrix was just a partial. 

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@MonicaStill, I'll pop it now and then clean it up, it should be quite presentable. 

@JohnBrewer The new pointy thing has been brilliant so far, i'll see what it's like for detailed prepping now. 

And then I'll bash the rock that's left to bits and see what i come up with. :)

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Tidgy's Dad

The pin vice is great to use and the pins that came with it beautifully sharp compared to the pins and needles i'm used to using. 

Result! 

And i haven't even punctured myself. 

Yet. 

So the result of my boshing and prepping; not much, but a nice partial Elrathia and a couple of smaller bits including a one or two fragments of Itagnostus I fancy. 

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ynot
On 4/28/2018 at 2:24 PM, Tidgy's Dad said:

Unfortunately, the Elrathia in matrix was just a partial. 

Bummer! I thought it was whole.:mellow: Hope there is something nice in the rest of the rock.:D

 

Adam, all of the bugs You have, that originated from My digging, came from the 2 days of grueling fun thread dig.

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Tidgy's Dad
5 minutes ago, ynot said:

Bummer! I thought it was whole.:mellow: Hope there is something nice in the rest of the rock.:D

 

Adam, all of the bugs You have, that originated from My digging, came from the 2 days of grueling fun thread dig.

Yes, i guessed as much. 

A good day and a great report. 

Not much else in the rock sadly, see post above. 

But thanks, the partial's pretty nice, anyway! :D

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Tidgy's Dad

Well, I posted this in the id section and no one could say for sure one way or another. 

A chlorophyte / green algae? 

They do occur looking much like this in the Conasauga Fm. but not necessarily at this location. 

I don't know, but I'm staying sort of on the fence. 

The longest string of attached cells is 2 mm .

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Tidgy's Dad

Some Aphelaspis free cheeks. 

The longest cheek from tip to tip is 17 mm 

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Tidgy's Dad

And now a few more shots of the wonderful Aphelaspis brachyphasis. 

Biggest trilo 1.5 cm long, not including the stain halo.

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The one below is 7 mm long.

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Next one 14 mmm

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And this one 8 mm of shell material20180502_143333-1.thumb.jpg.b7a2cd5ab4a310906bd73b006408a098.jpg

Finally, this one a whopping 2 cm long. 

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Tidgy's Dad

And a couple more shots of my Barrandagnostus inexpectans just because I love it so much. :wub:

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Bobby Rico

It is very nice indeed . I really like the association with the matrix. :envy: 

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Tidgy's Dad
On 5/2/2018 at 10:25 PM, Bobby Rico said:

It is very nice indeed . I really like the association with the matrix. :envy: 

Thanks, Bobby! 

Don't forget to keep checking out the new stuff on Adam's Ordovician! :D

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JohnBrewer
On 28/04/2018 at 10:24 PM, Tidgy's Dad said:

Thank you very much! :)

Unfortunately, the Elrathia in matrix was just a partial. 

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@MonicaStill, I'll pop it now and then clean it up, it should be quite presentable. 

@JohnBrewer The new pointy thing has been brilliant so far, i'll see what it's like for detailed prepping now. 

And then I'll bash the rock that's left to bits and see what i come up with. :)

Glad the pins are working well and holding up Adam. :)

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Tidgy's Dad
5 minutes ago, JohnBrewer said:

Glad the pins are working well and holding up Adam. :)

It's been great, thanks, John! 

Still no self mutilation! 

Result! :D

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Troodon

Very nice collection.  I started my fossil collection with Trilobites about 30 years ago but migrated to sharks and dinos.  Still love all the variety and that you have a complete animal most of the time not just a piece.

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