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As you go through these pages, if there is any type of specimen you do not see but are interested in, please feel free to contact us, we have a rather large inventory. I suspect we can fill your needs, even if you are in need of a particular beetle family or another specific request- we have it!

New species of Planthopper discovered.

New Sumatran Amber Received

New amber monster offered for sale.

All specimens on this page are from the Dominican Republic and about 24 million years old.

 

 

 
Sale Price
Description of the Specimen

 

$79

1. amber En-hydro - an air bubble within another bubble. There is water here, 24 million year old water. I wonder if the piece is broken and the water escaped, if it contained an ancient virus that could destroy life as we know it? Just a thought. The piece is cloudy from thousands of tiny air bubbles. Still, this is a fairly clear piece. There is a movie (albeit poor) of the air bubbles moving. Finally I think there is a female worker ant between the en-hydros.


Scanned Image!

$129

 

2. This is a great piece. Good sized and easy to see- this piece of Dominican amber has a beautiful amber tube that terminates inside the chunk. Near the tube is a tropical stingless bee (Hymenoptera, Meliponini , Genus Proplebeia) who apparently became trapped on the sticky resin as the resin flows that traveled down this piece. Very nice story here.
Scanned Image!
$96


3. This is just a good piece of amber. The shape is good, the animals, while small, are very nice. All in all, if you want one piece that will not break the bank, but is a good solid piece, this is it. There is a fly, Diptera, Brachycera, that under the microscope, you can see the facets of the eyes. Also there is a sap beetle, Coleoptera, Nitiduldae.
Scanned Image!

 

 

$71


4. This one is just fun to look at since there is so much in this cab shaped piece. The amber is VERY clear and makes it easy. (A magnifying glass helps.) There are at least 3 gall gnats, Diptera, Cecidomyiidae, 1 spider, a fly, Nematocera and a curled ant, Hymenoptera, Formicidae.
Scanned Image.

$75

 

5. A nice sized bit of Dominican amber. There is forest debris throughout the piece (makes it cool). The best part of this amber are the termite wings. This would make a great pendant (all I can think about is the song...'you are the wind beneath my wings....) Good piece.


Scanned Image.

$ 74
SOLD


6. Friends for life, perfect gift for a friend. Here is a pair (male and female) of biting midges, Diptera, Ceratopogonidae, flying together in the amber. They were trapped 24 million years ago and have been together ever since. This is a nice sized cab. Very clear with nothing else inside. The biting midges are on the 'side' of the cab.
Scanned Image!
$83

7. Nice shape to this Dominican amber. In one corner there are 2 different species of ants, one is large and the other is small. Both are female worker ants. Further down is a leaf beetle, Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae - well, at least I think so. I have gone round and round and still end up as a leaf beetle, even though some of the shape indicates other beetles. Near the middle is even a small mite, with very long legs.
Scanned Image

$87

8. Fascinating piece of amber. This has a good sized unidentified petal. The edge that contains the petal is not polished. In fact, one side of the petal is exposed to the air - which makes it even cooler and very easily seen. There is also a fly, Brachycera, good enough that you can see the facets of it's eye. Good piece, great price.
Scanned Image!
$54


9. Beautiful cab shape, clear and just the right sized. This does have a female worker ant, Hymenoptera, Formicidae, (sterile). Off to the side are a couple of coprolites. Rather nice piece.

Scanned Image!

$98
SOLD

10. A beautiful piece of amber. This contains a good looking leaf beetle, Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae. There is a lot more here, but most are unknowns. For instance there is what appears to be fragments of legs, with spines sticking out. Also there is a small animal that reminds me of a silverfish, but it is not. This is a fun piece to look at under a scope.


Scanned Image

$58
SOLD
11. This has a worker termite, Isoptera, in it with a few large decomposition bubbles eminating from the abdomen. They are rather cool to see. Unusual piece, not large, but not small either.
Scanned Image!
$69

12. This has a plant bug, Hemiptera, family Miridae. Rather unusual to see these animals in amber. The piece of amber is cab shaped.
Scanned Image!
$95
13. There are 3 winged termites, Isoptera, in this amber. Very unusual to find even 1. On top of that there is a wasp and some other unknown Dipteran (the elongated abdomen.) Good piece to round off a collection.
Scanned Image!
$55
SOLD
14. Spider, fly and air bubbles. The spider is small and as far as that goes, the fly is also small. The sharpest thing are the ancient (24 million years) air bubbles. You can see clearly the air bubble in the water bubble - wow.
Scanned Image
$99

15. Perfect cab with great clarity. The color is fantastic and this contains a single, solitary (and also perfect) fungus gnat, Diptera, Mycetophilidae. The fungus gnat is as good as they get. It is unbelievable when you look under a microscope
Scanned Image!
$74
SOLD
16. 1.25 mm x 18 mm x 9 mm (1 inch x .75 inches x .33 inches) this stone is 3.7 grams, or 18 carats. The facets are equal even though the image does not look like it - an artifact of the scanner.
Scanned Image!
$88

17. Just one ant in a simple piece of Dominican amber. But oh boy, what an ant. Hymenoptera, Formicidae. By the way, there is a small mite (also unusual) and near the queen, there are the remains of a spider web (not a lot, but some). All in all, this makes for a very special piece of amber.
Scanned Image!
$58

18. One lone beetle awash in a sea of yellow. This has a Bark Beetle, Coleoptera, family Scolytidae. As I commented earlier the scolytid beetles are still found on the few Hymenaea(algarrobo) trees here in the Dominican Republic, under the bark and in the seed pods. Off to the side is a very pretty Chalcidid wasp, Hymenoptera family Chalcididae. This piece is flat on one side and teardrop shape for the rest.
Scanned Image!

$77
SOLD
19. Not a huge piece, but a perfect piece that contains a very nice immature roach, Orthoptera, Blattidae.
Scanned Image!
$82

20. A beautiful amber piece with a rather large winged male ant. the ant is curled, so it is difficult to see her at one time - but it is a good piece.
Scanned Image!
$38
SOLD
21. This has a lot in it. The piece is not large, but the animals are cool. It has a small but perfect spider, a moth fly and an unknown. You need a good magnifier for this one.
Scanned Image!
$85
22. You are going to love this one. There is a roach, Blattidae off to the side. "He" is complete. There is an unusual fungus looking white area near the back. In fact it looks like there is rope (it is not rope) going around the unknown malady of the roach.
Scanned Image!
$39
SOLD

23. This is different. The amber has lots of old air bubbles. Only one, 'small' mite is there, Acarina, Trombidiiae(?). At the anterior end of the mite is a decomposition bubble.

Scanned Image!

$71
SOLD

24. This has a small to medium planthopper, Homoptera, Fulgoridea. The great thing here are the wings. You can see the pattern on the wings - after 24 million years, the pattern is still visible. That is a very unusual situation. Good piece.
Scanned Image!
$88

25. There is a story with this one. There is almost a dozen male fungus gnats, Diptera, Mycetophilidae, trapped in this amber. They were probably out on a Saturday night looking for mates and flew into the sticky resin, where they still are 24 million years ago. Cool piece.
Scanned Image!
$78
SOLD

26. This is a nice piece. Very clear, great color and interesting animals. There is a female ant, Hymenoptera, Formicidae, maybe of the sub family, Ponerinae, genus Anochetus. There is a planthopper (a small one) that still, after 24 million years shows wing patterns. That is very unusual.
Scanned Image!

$62
SOLD
27. A good sized piece of Dominican amber. It is very clear and does not have a lot inside...........except.........a beautiful (small) moth fly. The Nematocera family Psychodidae are small true flies with short, hairy bodies and wings giving them a "furry" moth-like appearance. For some reason, I really like these little guys.
Scanned Image!
$105
SOLD

28. An assassin bug, Hemiptera, Reduviidae. This is a bloodsucking parasite on mammals. In 1835 Charles Darwin in western Argentina, was bitten by a similar insect, and contracted Chagas' disease. The assassin bug is fairly easy to see.
Scanned Image

 

 

 

$77
SOLD

29. The surface of this piece has numerous crazing around it (it can be polished out). That is the negative part - here is the positive part - it also has a large pyritized liverwort. It looks really nice. There is also a fly and an ant. Also has a springtail, Collembola.
Scanned Image!

$24

30. Have we got a great deal for you. We just got back from the Dominican Republic and bought a "bag full" of pendants like the ones to the left. Some have bugs, most do not, but each one is special and hand done. Since we got such a good deal on them, we pass it on to you, these are only $25 each. You do not get to pick, this will be a situation where we reach into the bag and pull out one randomly. This is a real, real good deal. Our numbers are limited though.
Scanned Image!

$7.15

We have been looking for a good jewel er's loupe that will not break the bank. This is it. Well built, good optics and something that everyone can afford. Our main goal with this loupe was that it would be a triplet loupe, have good optics and would not break the next day. Finally we wanted a loupe that you could give to a kid (or use yourself) and then not have to cry when the child lost the loupe. This just fits the bill every way around. You will love it. This is a 10X loupe (even though it does say 20X). It has all the power you will ever need.
This has it's own page also.

An authentic touch screen scale. It has a lid that opens up to an impressive touch screen scale. It is 4.5 x 2.5 inches x .5 inches deep. Very nicely built - this beauty even comes with a pouch so it does not get scratched. This is really a nice instrument AND they are on sale for only $18.95 (down from $27.85).

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