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Really great job, looks as real as your red one! :D

How long is it taking you to prep the entire crab out?

I have finished to combing her this afternoon, it was over 10 hours, but she looks nice, yes? :rolleyes:

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fossisle

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That is a beauty! She cleaned up very nice!!!

Thanks for posting her

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Roz

Yes, well worth 10 hours or even 20!

Crabs are one of the coolest fossils because you have a creature that is whole,

and can see all the details. What she looked like exactly, no guessing needed!

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Auspex

Wonderful! Is the coloration on her claw tips natural?

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MB
Wonderful! Is the coloration on her claw tips natural?

Yes, it seems usually in most of the crabs fossiliseds. :)

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Gatorman

Awesome crab!

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MB

Just some detail pictures , she is Harpactoxanthopsis quadrilobata, from the Lutetian of Italy. :)

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alopias

Hi MB,

very nice job ,thank's for the pictures

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JohnJ
I have finished to combing her this afternoon, it was over 10 hours, but she looks nice, yes? :rolleyes:

Exquisite job, MB!

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MB
Exquisite job, MB!

Thanks for the compliments :)

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mommabetts
Just some detail pictures , she is Harpactoxanthopsis quadrilobata, from the Lutetian of Italy. :)

She looks awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good prep job.

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MB

So long without new pictures, but I'm very busy lately, and the most of new crabs I got lately, are for study and them cannot be figured before the study, but this one is identified, so any problem to show you :)

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mommabetts

Very nice, good detail, thanks for posting

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fossisle
So long without new pictures, but I'm very busy lately, and the most of new crabs I got lately, are for study and them cannot be figured before the study, but this one is identified, so any problem to show you :)

WOW beautiful!!!! :drool:

I have tried to email and message but no luck again

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tracer

this is a great thread. it's got it all - cool fossils, hard prep work, great pictures, and clever humor. bravo.

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Roz

Wow, MB, that one is very unusual. Is it a new one or

an existing one that just got ID'd?

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MB

Thanks for the compliments, people :blush:

Roz: this one is new but for my collection, it comes from Asia, not too old, and even fossil, this is a extant species, who are living on the indopacific sea, was described first as Leucosia rhomboidalis, de Haan 1841.

The new ones are coming, but first must be publishing them. be patient :)

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MB

Just look at this wonderful old paper, source of infomation for me, and when printed, over like old paper, it is very decorative. :rolleyes:

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mommabetts

That is way cool!!!! :cool:

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MikeD

These crabs are amazing!

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Uncle Siphuncle

All right MB, I've found literally hundreds of crabs in Texas, but I am always amazed by your finds and prep work. A gentlemanly tip of the Texas hat to you!

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Pristiformes
I'm arranging my PC and I found these photos when I went back from holidays two years ago... I hope repeat it this summer :rolleyes:

Hey MB, is the rubber ducky that's shown in the upper left hand side of the photos part of your arsenal of preparation instruments?! :P

Seriously though, thank you very much for showing your specimens and display to all of us. Truly amazing work and beautiful specimens. Jason

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Roz

MB, on that old paper they look a lot

more like spiders. Cool to see...

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MB
MB, on that old paper they look a lot

more like spiders. Cool to see...

thanks people for the nice compliments, this encourage me to post more pictures of crabs, soon I will do.

Dan...ger woehr, thanks, I prefer a tip of hat than a shot, always !!! blush:

Roz, remember I was for awhile "Spidercrab" ask RB :P

Weell, this sunday morning I will continue prepping crabs and sharing them with you.

Have a nice day.

:)

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lawooten
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Hello guys and gals,

I dont want to tire you with repair or preparation techniques, but althought I'm overseas, I have experimented with the west pacific coast concretions, and when the fossils is for my own collection, I dont have any problem with the reparations or restaurations, here is one of them .

:D

Hi ya MB! I love the job you did on this crab and may I say the workmanship looks like quality work. E mail me some others you have done if you don't mind please.

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