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Insects in Copal

Insects petrified and fossilised within tree sap and plant resins have intrigued many peoples over millennia, treated as rare windows into the past, keepsakes and talisman, used as currency and medicinal cures by privileged Romans. Prehistoric moments have been encapsulated in these resins and within these time capsules, the fauna and flora of those ancient tropical forests have been frozen in time. Like some futuristic moment, if we had the ability to stop time, this then has taken place already. The natural resins of living plants have entombed all before it that was not able to escape. Only the strong and large could wriggle free of natures trap. Here Amber and Copal's are offered for sale by The Fossil Store. The premium destination for high-quality Inclusions in fossil copal and Amber for collectors.

  1. New Mosquito & Insects In Copal Tree Resin 49mm

    Mosquito & Insects In Copal Tree Resin 49mm

    £42.00
    Mosquito & insects encapsulated in copal, trapped in the oozing tree resin from the ancient forests of Madagascar. Class: Reptilia Order: Squamata Infraorder: Gekkota, Cuvier, 1817 Genus: Gecko Age: Approximately 1.6 million years to 10,000 years. Origin: Madagascar. Copal measurements. Length: 4.8 cm Diameter: 1.6 cm Approximate weight: 0,008 g Learn More
  2. Damselfly And Ant In Copal

    Damselfly And Ant In Copal

    £92.00
    Damselfly and ant in copal in this time capsule which also contains a chorus of dancing insect life including colourful winged beetles, crane and fruit flies, termites and a large ant. The ant comically with outstretched front legs seemingly in the act of grappling with the once oozing sap, this having the appearance of the ant trying to evade a sticky end! The ants head antenna and front legs of the abdomen clearly viewed the rear portions missing. Genus: Damselfly and Crane flies, Ant and flying termites. Age: Approximately 1.6 million years to 10,000 years. Origin: Madagascar. Copal measurements. Height: 8.1 cm Width: 1.4 cm Depth: 0.8 cm Approximate weight: 0,007 g Learn More
  3. Coleoptera And Insects In Copal

    Coleoptera And Insects In Copal

    £102.00
    Coleoptera and insects in copal showcasing a large section of perhaps once a much larger stalactitic form of fossilised copal. The light hue of the fossilised tree sap is excellent platform to view the myriad of life now encased within. The main inclusions appear to be large Embiotera. Several types are distinguishable from a variation of angles, enabling an overall analysis of all the insect's anatomical morphologies. Towards the base, as seen in the main photograph, you can see what appears to be a sinuous fauna specimen similar to a thin reed-type leaf. Inclusions of flying insects can also be seen comprising Isoptera (termites) and Coleoptera (beetles). Overall, this copal specimens provides an exceedingly interesting insight into the ancient petrified forests of Madagascar. Genus: Probably web spinner, Embiotera; Isoptera; Coleoptera. Age: Approximately 1.6 million years to 10,000 years old. Origin: Madagascar. Copal measurements. Height: 14.1 cm Width: 6.4 cm Depth: 1.3 cm Approximate weight: 0,043 g Learn More
  4. Hairy Arachnid Leg In Copal

    Hairy Arachnid Leg In Copal

    £182.00
    Copal a natural time capsule, a petrified tree sap stalactite, one face showing the tree bark imprint, a mould of its host's branch where the sap drew down in this elongated form tempting the flora and fauna of the forest. The rest of the stilleto heeled stalactite shape shows flow over flow lines of the tree sap. In its production the tree seemingly produced oodles of sticky sap which eventually has become fossilised. Full of entomological interest. Genus: Arachnid, Beetles and Flora stem. Age: Approximately 1.6 million years to 10,000 years. Origin: Madagascar. Copal measurements. Length: 13.4 cm Depth: 3.8 cm Height: 5.4 cm Approximate weight: 0,059 g Learn More
  5. Large Leaf In Columbian Copal

    Large Leaf In Columbian Copal

    £292.00
    Large leaf in Columbian copal, also containing a wonderful and varied collection of prehistoric fauna and flora, including Aculeata wasp, Cyclorrapha hoverflys, Brachycera flies, Nematocera fungus gnats, Aculeate ants and many more insects yet to be identified and classified, along with hairs, husks and air bubbles and possibly liquids within air bubbles yet to be determined. Genus: Large leaf, Hemiptera, Aculeate, Nematocera, Brachycera, Cyclorrhapha and Midges. Age: approximately 1.6 million years to 10,000 years old. Origin: Columbia. Copal measurements. Height: 10.3 cm Width: 6.7 cm Depth: 4 cm Approximate weight: 0,121 g Learn More
  6. New Lizards Body & Detached Tail Trapped In Copal

    Lizards Body & Detached Tail Trapped In Copal 87mm

    £1,492.00
    A Highly Rare prehistoric inclusion of a Ghost Gecko encapsulated in copal, trapped in the oozing tree resin from the ancient forests of Madagascar. Class: Reptilia Order: Squamata Infraorder: Gekkota, Cuvier, 1817 Genus: Gecko Age: Approximately 1.6 million years to 10,000 years. Origin: Madagascar. Copal measurements. Length: 8.7 cm Diameter: 1.8 cm Approximate weight: 0,015 g Learn More