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Amber inclusion ID please

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JohnBrewer

Hi guys, 3mm long in Baltic amber. Was wondering if this was a seed or a leaf? Best images I can do I'm afraid.Still008.thumb.jpg.a33dba4dcf236cfb9ef8a7ecafc19c69.jpgStill007.thumb.jpg.3e6820bb60c59ba925cc073d07a5d7c7.jpg
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DPS Ammonite

It looks most like an insect or beetle unless it is a Rorschach inspired inclusion. Top photo shows top of beetle; head on the lower right. Bottom photo shows underside with legs sticking out; head in lower right.

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will stevenson

i think so to

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JohnBrewer

Thanks folks

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JohnBrewer
41 minutes ago, DPS Ammonite said:

Rorschach inspired inclusion

Hehehe

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SULLY

+1 for beetle 

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Tidgy's Dad

How sweet! 

What a pleasant surprise.:)

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abyssunder

I'm wondering what might be the surrounding pattern? :headscratch:

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JohnBrewer
12 minutes ago, abyssunder said:

I'm wondering what might be the surrounding pattern? :headscratch:

I think they’re fracture lines from the inclusion moving. Does that happen? I’ll upload another pic when on my laptop. 

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daves64
7 minutes ago, JohnBrewer said:

I think they’re fracture lines from the inclusion moving. Does that happen? I’ll upload another pic when on my laptop. 

Wouldn't be fractures. The amber would have to be hardened for that & I don't think the bug would last that long. If you notice, most of it is flowing around it from front to sides, most likely caused by the bug trying to move in the resin. The dark lines could just be a small amount of dirt or a darker portion of the resin. Think waves & wake around a boat. Compressed at the front & spreading out along the sides as it flows back. I've got several pieces of Sumatran amber with some beautiful swirl patterns.

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abyssunder
17 minutes ago, daves64 said:

If you notice, most of it is flowing around it from front to sides, most likely caused by the bug trying to move in the resin.

I would agree! :)

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