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Newly prepped Tumidocarcinus Giganteus crab, collected by myself


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I found a really good concretion a few months ago here in New Zealand and didn't want to try prep it myself as I am still very much a beginner. Luckily, @DLB was willing to help me out and did an amazing prep job - both sides! It's by far the best crab in my collection, and very well travelled after it's 24 000km (15 000mi) flight :)

 

It measures 16cm (6.25") across.

 

I made a video of me finding it, sending it off, and opening it which can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4cqpVKsOO0

 

Thanks for the amazing prep job @DLB!

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MeargleSchmeargl

Awesome! Wish I had a crab site like this near me.

 

By the way, how does it look from the side?

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Congrats on that! Lovely specimen and great prep job!

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34 minutes ago, MeargleSchmeargl said:

Awesome! Wish I had a crab site like this near me.

 

By the way, how does it look from the side?

Thanks! Here are some pics from the side.

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2 hours ago, Scylla said:

I would enter that in FOTM! Great crab and great prep too!

Only if the bulk of the preparation was done this month. ;) 

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  Really cool prep.  I have always thought about doing both dorsal and ventral but have never gotten around to putting in that much time.  Great specimen fella!

 

RB

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23 minutes ago, RJB said:

  Really cool prep.  I have always thought about doing both dorsal and ventral but have never gotten around to putting in that much time.  Great specimen fella!

 

RB

Makes me wonder if someone has done a 3-D or nearly 3-D prep job on one of these.

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15 hours ago, Fossildude19 said:

Only if the bulk of the preparation was done this month. ;) 

Of course!

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14 hours ago, RJB said:

  Really cool prep.  I have always thought about doing both dorsal and ventral but have never gotten around to putting in that much time.  Great specimen fella!

 

RB

Thanks RB! Was really nice seeing it go from a concretion in the sand to a prepped crab :)

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20 hours ago, Scylla said:

I would enter that in FOTM! Great crab and great prep too!

Unfortunately, it was prepped in September 2019 :) Next time I will be faster with my posting hehehe

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