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So a bit of newbie advice please

 

I keep my fossil collection on an bookshelf. Exposed to the indoor elements (heating etc) as it was. 

Mainly fish and plants with a few Trilobites and Ammonites

 

Am thinking mainly in terms of the fish and plants. 

Is there any chance that part of the fossil will flake off the matrix?

Would some sort of lacquer spray offer better protection? 

If so, any suggestions? 

 

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FranzBernhard
6 minutes ago, Yoda said:

Is there any chance that part of the fossil will flake off the matrix?

Theoretically yes, but if they were stable without flaking until now (for how long?), the probability is high, that they will remain stable.

However, problem is dust accumulation on an open book shelf. Dusting of delicate specimens could be a little bit tricky.

6 minutes ago, Yoda said:

Would some sort of lacquer spray offer better protection? 

Sure, but I for myself don´t really like any addition to my specimens, unless it is really necessary. But that´s a matter of taste.

However, dusting would be easier, if they are coated.

Franz Bernhard

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37 minutes ago, FranzBernhard said:

 

However, problem is dust accumulation on an open book shelf. Dusting of delicate specimens could be a little bit tricky.

 

Yes, and there would be that issue too. 

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