2 Small Parasitic Wasps + 10 Unidentified Flies & a Click Beetle Amber FSR366 For Sale
2 Small Parasitic Wasps + 10 Unidentified Flies & a Click Beetle Amber FSR366:
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Amber:Dominican Amber with 2 Small Parasitic Wasps + 10 Unidentified Flies & a Click Beetle
Size:36 x 30 x 19mm (1.42 x 1.18 x 0.75 inches)
This15-20 million year oldDominican Amberis a Premier Specimen. It has beenfully inspected & comes with a certificate of identification.
Amber Inclusions are unfortunate animals, insects, plants etc. which became entombed in tree resin (not tree sap) millions of years ago. With the inclusion engulfed, the resin slowly hardened through a natural polymerization of the original organic compounds. This hardened material is known as Copal, which preserves the inclusion perfectly. Through time the Copal becomes buried and, over a several million year process, slowly turns into what we know as Amber. Incredibly this process has allowed us to marvel at ancient specimens frozen in time, as if captured only yesterday!
**We would always suggest using a magnifying aid to view your specimen to truly appreciate the inclusions stunning detail. Amber inclusions can include such specimens style=\"font-size: 18px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);\">ACTUAL AS SEEN: The image shows the EXACT specimen you will receive. The specimen has been carefully hand selected and photographed. Measurements are as accurate as possible, though be aware measuring precise dimensions can be difficult from irregular shaped items. Whilst we portray colours as close to life-like as we can, colours will vary if taken in sunlight, indoors, from monitor to monitor and device to device. Once this specimen is sold, we will update this listing with new similar selected item, with a new photo and dimensions.What is a fossil?
The word Fossil used to be defined as ‘something dug up’. Now-a-days it generally means ‘The remains or trace evidence of prehistoric life’. The study of fossils is called palaeontology; someone who collects and studies them is called a palaeontologists. Fossils can be as tiny as a grain of pollen or a seed for e.g. or as huge as a limb bone from a giant dinosaur. For animal or plant remains to have become ‘fossilised ‘, they must go through a certain process that preserves them for up to millions of years after they have died. Usually it is only the hard parts of plants and animals that survive this long process.
How Fossils Formed