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MarcoX

Hi Forum

 

Got a Chance to buy an Egg for a quite a reasonable Price. The Seller told me he bought the egg years ago from China and bought a whole nest with 12 eggs then. Would be great to know more about it, if its possible withe the attached Images.

 

Does anybody has experience with prepping an egg like this? Would you recommend this for a beginner?

 

Thanks

 

 

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Tidgy's Dad

Nice egg! :)

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MarcoX

Thanks guys for your fast answer. Appreciate it.

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rebu

Very nice egg MarcoX congrats. Looking for one of those for ages but they not easy to get anymore. Good luck with prepping, enjoy. Can't wait to see it when is done.

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-Andy-

It is real. Good luck with prepping. I had good results with White River Preparium cleaning my hadrosaur egg.

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Seguidora-de-Isis
3 hours ago, steelhead9 said:

This egg can only be safely prepared with air abrasives. I would use 100 micron aluminum oxide and start at about 60psi. I see that you are in Europe where iron powder is the preferred abrasive. This should work quite well also. Of course if you don't have a blasting setup and don't want to spend a significant amount of money to set one up, having it done by an experienced preparer would be a great alternative. I don't know about Europe, but I would charge no more than $100 to prep this egg (which is quite nice and would be great if prepped). If I'm not allowed to say that on the forum please redact my previous sentence.

 

Great price and definitely worth it! Setting up a preparation lab is very expensive, and here I would not charge less than $220 to prepare.

 

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MarcoX
On 15.1.2019 at 9:35 PM, steelhead9 said:

This egg can only be safely prepared with air abrasives. I would use 100 micron aluminum oxide and start at about 60psi. I see that you are in Europe where iron powder is the preferred abrasive. This should work quite well also. Of course if you don't have a blasting setup and don't want to spend a significant amount of money to set one up, having it done by an experienced preparer would be a great alternative. I don't know about Europe, but I would charge no more than $100 to prep this egg (which is quite nice and would be great if prepped). If I'm not allowed to say that on the forum please redact my previous sentence.

Thanks for your answer. I will definetly not try to prep it by my self. I`m not sure, if i want to let it prepared, since i`m lucky to own a nice clutch of prepped hadrosaur eggs allready. 

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Would it be a Problem to send the egg to the us to get it prepped regarding customs etc.? Your offred price seems more than fair.

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steelhead9

Nice nest! I do not think it would be a problem shipping it to the US, but I cannot guarantee that as there are so many grey areas concerning these fossils.

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CBchiefski

Wow @MarcoX am impressed, a very nice egg.  There is little for me to add, I would agree with the others here, especially take note of @Seguidora-de-Isis comments which show your egg is indeed most likely real. I would also agree with the advice from @steelhead9 on prep, eggs tend to be more tedious and require more patience than normal prep work. Eggs are not too difficult however to an even greater extent than bones, they are very unforgiving. Reassembling a fossil bone after a mistake is not necessarily easy however it is normally possible, the same often cannot be said for fossilized eggs.

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ynot

And all the king's horses and all the king's men couldn't put humpty dumpty together again!:(

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Seguidora-de-Isis

Thank you my dear friend @CBchiefski!

 

Coming from you, this compliment is even more grandiose for me! I'm your fan! :D

 

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CBchiefski
1 hour ago, ynot said:

And all the king's horses and all the king's men couldn't put humpty dumpty together again!:(

Indeed sadly...

48 minutes ago, Seguidora-de-Isis said:

Thank you my dear friend @CBchiefski!

 

Coming from you, this compliment is even more grandiose for me! I'm your fan! :D


Haha Thank you for spreading accurate information!

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