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.
£182.00Copal 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
£1,492.00A 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