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FossilsAnonymous
11 minutes ago, RJB said:

  Ive decided to start a crab prep thread instead of doing a post for every single crab I prep.  If it works, great.  If not, then I will go back to seperate posts for each.   I will start with this one that I just started today.  This is Pulalius vulgaris from the state of Washington and Eocene in age.  This was 'Whacked' open by my youngest son.  Turned out to be a purty good whack.   This first picture is with the top piece of rock tossed away and the 2 pieces you see on the side are pieces from the bottom of the rock.   You can easily see how the crab is not situated correctly in the rock.  Not usually a good thing?  There is almost always a reason for this. 

 

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These next two pics are gluing the pieces back onto the bottom of the concretion.  This way the concretion will look complete.  I ALWAYS save all the pieces just in case!  Now I have a complete bottom half of this concretion. 

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There was a small crack and I very softly and carefully pried it off exposing quite a bit more of the crab but it also took a part of the arm off the crab.  Had to glue it back on. Not a big deal, just a tad bit more time. 

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And now after a few hours of scribe prep, its easy to start to see all the problems.  Very tuff to get an A-Grade crab!!!  There seems to be no left claw to speak of.  Also looks to be only a 4 legger.  There might be another one in there somewhere but its not looking good.  But really, so far, it may be a purty good one clawed 4 legger crab?  :)  The preservation is really nice! 

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Hey how much would you ask for for a crab like yours? I have gotten into fossil crabs and would like to acquire one. Maybe I could purchase one from you if you were willing to give up any of your really low quality ones?

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Innocentx

This is an excellent idea, @RJB. Very interesting to watch these things unfold through prepping.

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Tidgy's Dad

It will be nice to have all the preps in one place, I feel.

These are always such interesting threads. :)

Good luck with this guy. 

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Raggedy Man

SWEET! We need our fossil crab prep fix!!:yay-smiley-1:

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Heteromorph

Great thread! I will be checking back regularly to see what goodies you’ve uncovered. I have always enjoyed your previous crab threads and it will make it easier to have it all in one place.

 

 

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Pagurus

I'm excited to sign up for this course, Professor Ron!   :crab:   

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RJB

 

1 hour ago, Innocentx said:

This is an excellent idea, @RJB. Very interesting to watch these things unfold through prepping.

 

1 hour ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

t will be nice to have all the preps in one place, I feel.

These are always such interesting threads. :)

Good luck with this guy. 

 

27 minutes ago, Raggedy Man said:

WEET! We need our fossil crab prep fix!!

 

14 minutes ago, Heteromorph said:

Great thread! I will be checking back regularly to see what goodies you’ve uncovered. I have always enjoyed your previous crab threads and it will make it easier to have it all in one place.

 

6 minutes ago, Pagurus said:

'm excited to sign up for this course, Professor Ron! 

 

Thanks guys.  and Professor Ron?  thats purty cool.   I also just notice today that 'THE CRAB GUY' is right above my picture.  When and how did that happen?  Nice though.

 

RB

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Innocentx
14 minutes ago, RJB said:

I also just notice today that 'THE CRAB GUY' is right above my picture.  When and how did that happen? 

Elves??

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ynot

Another nice prepp, even if the crab is only so-so.

 

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caldigger
59 minutes ago, RJB said:

Thanks guys.  and Professor Ron?  thats purty cool.   I also just notice today that 'THE CRAB GUY' is right above my picture.  When and how did that happen?  Nice though.

 

RB

Be thankful it doesn't just say "Crabby Guy"!

 

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Fossildude19
59 minutes ago, RJB said:

Thanks guys.  and Professor Ron?  thats purty cool.   I also just notice today that 'THE CRAB GUY' is right above my picture.  When and how did that happen?  Nice though.

 

RB

 

It may have happened a few months ago. :rolleyes:  :shrug:  ...  But Professor of  Prep-ology is a recent addition. ;) 

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goatinformationist

Yes!  May your thread never fray :Welcome-crab:

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FossilsAnonymous
28 minutes ago, Fossildude19 said:

 

It may have happened a few months ago. :rolleyes:  :shrug:  ...  But Professor of  Prep-ology is a recent addition. ;) 

I find that funny "the name above" the name tag. I never noticed that until reading this thread. Does that happen if you are interested in something? first time noticing that :doh!:

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8 minutes ago, FossilsAnonymous said:

I find that funny "the name above" the name tag. I never noticed that until reading this thread. Does that happen if you are interested in something? first time noticing that :doh!:

I occasionally will put something there if I feel a member deserves a fitting nickname.  ;) 

Some people have chosen their own. 

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Ptychodus04
3 hours ago, Fossildude19 said:

 

I occasionally will put something there if I feel a member deserves a fitting nickname.  ;) 

Some people have chosen their own. 

I started out as “village idiot” and Tim turned me into “kilted village idiot” :hearty-laugh:

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Coco

Hi,

 

:rofl: :hearty-laugh:

 

Coco

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Fossildude19
6 hours ago, Ptychodus04 said:

I started out as “village idiot” and Tim turned me into “kilted village idiot” :hearty-laugh:

:rolleyes:

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FossilsAnonymous
11 hours ago, Fossildude19 said:

 

I occasionally will put something there if I feel a member deserves a fitting nickname.  ;) 

Some people have chosen their own. 

Okay, thanks. That's pretty cool.

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Ptychodus04
2 hours ago, Fossildude19 said:

:rolleyes:

BTW, I got a new one yesterday. It is a tactical kilt made from ripstop fabric. :fistbump:

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caldigger
7 minutes ago, Ptychodus04 said:

BTW, I got a new one yesterday. It is a tactical kilt made from ripstop fabric. :fistbump:

Oh, have you been having a problem with your skirts tearing against the pantyhose?

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Ptychodus04
1 hour ago, caldigger said:

Oh, have you been having a problem with your skirts tearing against the pantyhose?

 

Not at all. It's more when one is tracking a 400 pound feral hog through dense thickets of thorn bushes, mesquite trees (with thorns up to 4" long), and groves of cactus it takes a tougher skirt to meet the challenge. :D

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caldigger
31 minutes ago, Ptychodus04 said:

 

Not at all. It's more when one is tracking a 400 pound feral hog through dense thickets of thorn bushes, mesquite trees (with thorns up to 4" long), and groves of cactus it takes a tougher skirt to meet the challenge. :D

Kevlar Kilts

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Ptychodus04
1 hour ago, caldigger said:

Kevlar Kilts

That would be awesome!!

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caldigger
2 hours ago, Ptychodus04 said:

 

Not at all. It's more when one is tracking a 400 pound feral hog through dense thickets of thorn bushes, mesquite trees (with thorns up to 4" long), and groves of cactus it takes a tougher skirt to meet the challenge. :D

Nevermind the kilt, what about your legs...or what's left of them after that journey?!

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