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  2. My Wife's Jurassic Ammonite Finds from Europe 2011

    Thanks for the correction, Roger. Details grow fuzzy over the years. Hope to see you again on site somewhere soon.
  3. Shark presentation

    I appreciate the offer and may take you up on it. Thank-you.
  4. Anybody know bugs?

    I don't know how helpful they'd be given that the amber blurs the details, but you might want to try bugguide.net. They should at least be able to give you an Order.
  5. I’ll check out the flat pack Swedish company. Thanks for the advice! I will be making compartments good idea!
  6. I like the idea with the large specimen!! Plus other quality ideas! Thanks Kane
  7. Mt. Tzouhalem (Tzuhalem), Vancouver Island

    Yeah, I know it's because of the development plans in the first place that got the shale dug up for me to look through, and I suppose 10 years is better than a month or a year to collect, and I have collected ~1500 fossils over that time though they are mostly small things, and naturally the collecting was best in the early days. But the environmental destruction, unsightly scar on the hillside, the additional houses, higher real estate prices and taxes, more traffic, more water usage (they were going to put in a golf course originally but water woes cancelled that) outweigh all the fossils that I have struggled to collect and conserve with a great deal of frustration and am now fretting about what to do with them - Can't sell them, the RBCM is not jumping on my offer of donations, and the GSC which likely would take them is not located on Vancouver Island. ....so it's a cup less than half empty I'd say, looking at it now. Wait, why did I get into this hobby? Someone please remind me...
  8. Mosasaurus or Something Else?

    I wish my english was good enough so i could explain why this is a croc. 80% is mosa 10% croc 10% other flipper reptiles and this is certainly a croc. Few months ago I have read close to 500 pages of research about the mosa and the sub species. I'm not gonna argue about it because it's not worth it to explain it for a single tooth.
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  10. Whale inner ear?

    Pfft Dude, I gots mad pottery skills. Hahaha my whole grade 10 art profile was based on Egyptian canopic jars haha. Yea I’m thinking modern too. It’s a neat educational piece for the kiddos
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  12. Fossil fish

    Poor Tony/Ynot, he was just trying to help. You shouldn't abuse him for that!
  13. Congratulations You could make the most out of this build in cabinet. I think your Eurypterids plate would great on the top. You could line and segment the draws into compartments. The flat pack Swedish company does plenty of different lighting cheapish. Maybe make some stands for your fossil displays . Good luck . Bobby
  14. My trilobite of the week.

    Gerry, along with Bruce Lieberman, and Carlton Brett are all in the loop with regard to my research on this little fella. I'm trying to do it right
  15. Whale inner ear?

    Looks more like a failed attempt at a flower pot you made in ceramics class! I'm thinking modern.
  16. Whale inner ear?

    Anyone know if this is more recent or how to tell if it’s fossilized
  17. Whale inner ear?

    Lucky for me my kiddo already did that in the shop and she said there was a woodpecker and a t-rex in there
  18. Whale inner ear?

    As I understand it, if you put it up to your ear you can hear whale songs. But you have to do it in a crowded area so everyone can see you or it won't work!
  19. Ptychodus Tooth ID

    That’s the problem I’m having, I’m not qualified to make an ID. I have seen that good guide from your link, abyssunder pointed me to Hamm 2005, and I have a book by Welton and Farrish called “fossil sharks and rays” of Texas, that is also great.
  20. Congrats! Definitely think of some kind of padding to stock the lower drawers for spare specimens with some boxes (think map drawer). Get some lighting in those cabinets for some display pieces. Rope or pocket lights might work here. The middle centre area is just begging for a huge single display piece: either a multi-plate of trilobites or a huge ammonite!
  21. Amazingly Small Osteoderm

    This is a very interesting thread and covers many different, but related animals: In the Peace River , we commonly find Glyptodon osteoderms and Armadillo osteoderms. The 2 animals are related. This is generally agreed to be Gyyptotherium Floridanum: I have found these frequentlyup to the size of baseball. This is Armadillo: You have many that look like this. I find a lot of them. The discussion in this thread is what is this fossil found near Payne Creek Park. Is it Glyptodon or Armadillo ? Turns out it is Armadillo... I am certain that my photo on the right matches your Armadillo scutes, but what about the photo on the left?.
  22. WM Browning Cretaceous Fossil Park - ID Help Needed

    I agree. The 4th is probably a sand tiger, something like Carcharias samhammeri.
  23. Wow is right... You sure had an impressive collection, Joe. (I guess you still do, but even more so before) I only wish they hadn't used 'iss' to give the pronunciation of words that end in 'us'..like 'cry-niss' for crinus! Gimme a break!
  24. Fossil fish

    Great fish detail and great gift, enjoy!
  25. Whale inner ear?

    Yes you are correct, Inner ear bone to a whale, Tympanic Bulla.
  26. Hey everyone!! Im very excited to say me and my fiancé closed on a house last week . We have some renovation plans (small plans I hope) and then we move in! The house has this awesome built in china cabinet or something idk what it was technically for. There is some wires in there to get some lights but I’m curious what other people have for display cases in their homes. I bet there are some low cost LED lights out there. How do you guys like to do your displays? Heres what I have to work with. I feel like it has potential! Thanks for any ideas/tips and thanks to anyone who shares their display area set ups. Al
  27. Whale inner ear?

    Moby Dick's hearing aid!
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