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3.5" Spinosaur tooth from Kem Kem (broken!)


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TeethCollector

This is a spinosaur tooth from Kem Kem Formation, Morocco. I obtained this from online.

It is a large tooth, with length of 3.5" , and seems like broken into several pieces and repaired.

 

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I don't see any restoration in near-root area. Very white, clean.

 

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broken tip, which is very common for spinosaur tooth.

 

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Sadly, it broke into two pieces. The tooth is more fragile than I thought...

The broken side shows shiny ivory color. Is it okay to use LocTite super glue?

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Kikokuryu
6 hours ago, TeethCollector said:

Is it okay to use LocTite super glue?

 

I think it's fine, but not entirely sure with store-brand glues. It might benefit from actual stabilization though if it's fragile.

 

Personally, I usually use Butvar (or any equivalent) to reattach smaller fossils like this. As long as you can withstand the noxious smell of acetone, it offers a lot of flexibility in repairs, especially with really small stuff. However, if you don't get rid of the Moroccan matrix/glue mixture beforehand with an acetone bath, the Kem Kem stuff can really pollute your consolidant if you stabilize your fossils before you reattach them.

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TeethCollector
On 6/3/2021 at 4:47 AM, Kikokuryu said:

 

I think it's fine, but not entirely sure with store-brand glues. It might benefit from actual stabilization though if it's fragile.

 

Personally, I usually use Butvar (or any equivalent) to reattach smaller fossils like this. As long as you can withstand the noxious smell of acetone, it offers a lot of flexibility in repairs, especially with really small stuff. However, if you don't get rid of the Moroccan matrix/glue mixture beforehand with an acetone bath, the Kem Kem stuff can really pollute your consolidant if you stabilize your fossils before you reattach them.

 

Thank you, Kikokuryu!

I'm looking for a cyanoacrylate based superglue. I hope that works..

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I repaired this using a Scotch super glue. Was not able to fill up the crack thoroughly , but I'm satisfied with the result.

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