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RJB

I was a bit confused at first.  Had to reread the last couple of post. 

 

Mr. Ron     :)   AKA RB

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MB

:):1-SlapHands_zpsbb015b76:

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Doctor Mud
1 hour ago, RJB said:

I was a bit confused at first.  Had to reread the last couple of post. 

 

Mr. Ron     :)   AKA RB

Yes I think I took us off on a tangent from the world of fossil crabs. You were right to be confused! :D

 

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bruce

Here's another one, whose claws are in the exact same position that they were uncovered.

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jpc

Nice crabs, Bruce.  Good to see you here again.  I hope alli is well.  

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caterpillar

Just for pleasure, one of my latest prep

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RJB

Nice crabs and very nice prep work bruce and caterpillar!

 

RB

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Ludwigia
26 minutes ago, RJB said:

Nice crabs and very nice prep work bruce and caterpillar!

 

RB

I'll second that!

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ynot

@caterpillar, and @bruce

Nice crabs!:thumbsu:

 

Please Sirs, can We see pictures from other angles?:rolleyes:

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caterpillar

Of course

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ynot
6 minutes ago, caterpillar said:

Of course

Thank You!

That is an amazing piece!:thumbsu:

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caterpillar

Thanks

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MB

Beautiful pieces Bruce and Domi... thanks for posting.

:)

 

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bruce

Here is what it looks like from the ventral side.  It is small and not well-preserved, so I didn't prep much below the claws.  Both claws broke off in the process and it would have been hard to attach any other way then in their original position.

IMG_0451.jpg

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ynot
4 hours ago, bruce said:

Here is what it looks like from the ventral side.

Thanks for the additional picture.

Still a nice piece.:thumbsu:

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MB

Many time without posting...here you have a beautiful and rare crab: Menippe frescoensis Rémy, 1960, from the  Ypresian of Ivory Coast :)

IMG_6027.BLACK.PETIT..jpg

IMG_6028.BLACK.PETIT..jpg

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fossisle

Interesting crab Alex, is that pyrite covering it?

 

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glu

Not pyrite, it's sand rich in mica crystals, foraminifera and little pieces of shell. Very nice piece as always, I have a similar one, what's the size of your? 

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MB

Hi Rick, this is glauconite, tiny green crystals

:)

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MB
On 24/9/2017 at 0:13 AM, glu said:

Not pyrite, it's sand rich in mica crystals, foraminifera and little pieces of shell. Very nice piece as always, I have a similar one, what's the size of your? 

 

This one is only 45 mm carapace width, but they are bigger, usually.

:)

 

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caterpillar

Nice Alex

And Menippe can be very large

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Fossildude19

Amazing! :wub: 

Where is this one from?

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PFOOLEY

Love this thread!...many thanks, @MB.

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fossisle
On 9/18/2017 at 12:09 PM, caterpillar said:

Of course

IMGP4510.JPG

 

Caterpillar ,that looks interesting. Do you think the crushing of the carapace is predation?

Very special!!

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caterpillar
22 hours ago, fossisle said:

 

On 18/09/2017 at 6:09 PM, caterpillar said:

Of course

IMGP4510.JPG

Caterpillar ,that looks interesting. Do you think the crushing of the carapace is predation?

 

 

No, I don't think so

22 hours ago, fossisle said:

 

 

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