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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Petrified Araucaria Tree Stump front

    Petrified Araucaria Tree Stump

    £392.00
    Petrified Araucaria tree stump from Madagascar. The Araucaria's internal rings and vascular tissues of the cut and polished top section reveal the life of the monkey puzzle, araucaria genus trunk. Dating back to the Mesozoic era, Olenekian stage, approximately 250 million years. Genus: Petrified Araucaria araucana wood. Age: Early Triassic period, Olenekian stage 250 to 247 million years ago. Origin: Ambilobe, Madagascar. Araucaria tree stump measurements. Height: 308 mm Width: 347 mm Depth: 258 mm Approximate weight: 24 Kg Learn More
  6. Trapped Lizard In Copal

    Trapped Lizard In Copal

    £1,492.00
    An important inclusion of a Gecko capsule of prehistoric copal, encapsulated in the oozing tree resin from the ancient forests of Madagascar. Tree sap becomes petrified and then over a long period fossilises. Read the description below... Class: Reptilia Order: Squamata Infraorder: Gekkota, Cuvier, 1817 Genus: Gecko Age: Approximately 1.6 million years to 10,000 years. Origin: Madagascar. Copal measurements. TBC Length: 13.4 cm Width: 2.0 cm Depth: 1.5 cm Approximate weight: 0,025 g Learn More
  7. Petrified Araucaria Tree close up

    Petrified Araucaria Tree 3.51ft

    £5,992.00
    The Araucaria trunk showcases mineralisation, petrification and finally fossilisation in colourful detail, exhibiting minerals in the form of quartz Jasper. The minerals absorbed from the surrounding ground deposits of the fossil bed. The petrification anomalies have transformed the once extant living organism into a piece of historical and natural art over 220,000,000 years. Read the full description below... Genus: Petrified Araucaria araucana wood. (Araucariaceae). Age: Early Triassic, approximately 220 to 250 million years. Origin: Ambilobe, Madagascar. Araucaria tree measurements. Height: 107 cm / 3.51 ft Width: 30 cm Depth: 28 cm Approximate weight: 140+ Kg Araucaria family Wikipedia information >

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