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Cretaceous mushroom in amber????

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Amber Fluid Neutral

I need help in identifying this. 

Is it a mushroom in Cretaceous burmese amber? Cenomanian burmite from machine state?

 

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Fossildude19

Looks more leaf-like than mushroom-like, to me. :unsure: 

Wait for some more informed opinions. 

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Amber Fluid Neutral

Look at the stem in the bottom photo.  It looks fungus like.  The cap may look crushed and jagged. 

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ynot

I agree with plant piece(s). I do not see any of the structures normally associated with mushrooms.

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Fossildude19
On 11/8/2018 at 2:19 PM, Amber Fluid Neutral said:

Look at the stem in the bottom photo.  It looks fungus like.  The cap may look crushed and jagged. 

 If you are talking about the feature I've circled in red here:

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That looks more like a conchoidal fracture within the amber itself, to me. :unsure: 

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Amber Fluid Neutral

I can only rely on photos. So i cannot confirm if it is a fracture. You see, my provider sent me the photos.  50 dollars and its mine 

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abyssunder

I'm not a Burmese amber specialist, but I think Tim is right with the conchoidal fractures.
Do you have any genera name for the supposed mushroom / fungus?

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daves64

I'm seeing 4 fractures in pic 2 right there with the inclusion. The 2 on the right angle in to the left & the 2 on the left angle in to the right. Much more depth for them, they could pop most of the inclusion out. I've been working amber here & there lately by hand & see them all the time (the fractures, not the inclusions, although I have found an ant in one & what appears to be a wasp in another). I'm working with Indonesian Black Amber, so it's quite a bit darker than the Baltic or Burmese amber. 

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REW01

I'm with most of the other replies, here. I don't see anything in that amber that really looks like a mushroom to me. I see fractures and a mass of organic debris. The kind of fuzzy-looking pink colored stuff superficially looks like it could be gills, but I don't think that's an actual fungus. There's no clear structures that I can see.

 

Even if it were, it appears as if it is probably too mangled to make a definite identification. Maybe some clearer photos would help, but that's what I'm going with presently.

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