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Field Museum (Chicago) Member’s Night

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gieserguy

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*Fun fact- I’ll be interning as a fossil preparator at the Field this summer, and when I went in for my prep test a month or two ago, I saw this Lystrosaurus during its preparation 

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gieserguy

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gieserguy

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gieserguy

Now moving on to the next room - Mason Creek fossils!

 

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Tullimonstrum gregarium

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gieserguy

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I thought these H and Y fossils were particularly interesting

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gieserguy

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Ending the room with a lovely case full of insects, sharks, even eurypterids!

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gieserguy

Took a quick stop over at the insects, got to hold a beautiful Lime Green Stick Insect!

 

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gieserguy

Now down into the lowet level 2 basement to the Coastal Swamps of Carboniferous Chicagoland

 

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One of the staff members was giving demonstrations on how to take cellular peels from fossilized plant stems!

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gieserguy

Here are some pictures of the massive collection cases in the basement, just plant fossils (I believe)

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gieserguy

Ending the night at the beautiful new SUE exhibit and light show

 

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Bobby Rico

Nice report thank you for sharing. I was wondering what people thought of Sue’s new mount and location.  I thought when she was in her original spot with her back to the entrance was a genius move  to create both a sense of suspense and the wow factor.  I have not seen her new home. It looks like you had a fun night thanks for sharing. Cheers Bobby 

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Ludwigia

Thanks for sharing. And have fun interning.

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Mark Kmiecik

Thanks for the photos!

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The Paleobotany stuff was awesome.  They had some great specimens on display.  But, my favorite was the horseshoe crab up in the Paul Mayer's lab.  I believe that is from the Tom Testa collection.

 

Cheers,

Rich

 

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Mioplosus_Lover24

Wow!!!

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deutscheben

How cool, that looks like an amazing experience. Did they say anything more about the "new Tully display" mentioned in your pic? I'm excited to hear they are planning something new,  the current display is a little inconspicuous. 

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gieserguy
12 minutes ago, deutscheben said:

How cool, that looks like an amazing experience. Did they say anything more about the "new Tully display" mentioned in your pic? I'm excited to hear they are planning something new,  the current display is a little inconspicuous. 

They said a little bit about it, saying how it deserved a better spotlight in the museum. Also they wanted to update it because there’s new information regarding where it lies in the tree of life and the orientation of its body!

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