This is a flat and thin piece of amber. The Pseudoscorpion is a fairly good sized, that is it can be seen without a microscope (albeit small.) If you know your Pseudoscorpions, this should be easy to ID. There are regular and numerous extensions from the body (see image) that are very telling.
This one is different from everything else on this page. This does not have any animals inside. It is perfect for a pendant........a band of gold or silver around it would be beautiful. In particular, that back side is not polished which makes the front side just 'jump' out at you - really nice.
This is Chiapas amber (Mexico) not Dominican. The whip scorpion is one of the rarest of all finds. Tail-less whip scorpions or amblypigids are very efficient predators. They remain hidden under leaves, bark and other debris for most of the day. They come out at night to feed. Their chelicerae are modified into strong, spine-armored grasping organs that the hapless arthropods would find nearly inescapable. Their front pair of legs, in contrast, are long and slender, obviously modified for sensory functions. Lacking any type of tail appendage, these formidable creatures are not frequently encountered. The females carry their eggs in a sac attached to the under-surface of the abdomen by a few silken threads.
This particular specimen has a fracture running through the animal. This is a natural fracture and not glued or put back together by a human. In fact it is this fracture that makes it an affordable item. Otherwise see number 21 on this page. This is a very rare specimen. The price is phenomenal.
Like the one above, this is a special piece. Some pieces of amber are just special, hard to say why, but they are. This has a cockroach off to the side, Blattaria. The roach is shorter and 'fatter' than normal. Perfect body (for a cockroach...). I am not quite familiar with this type of roach. The wings, the body shape.....
14.2 grams of pure Dominican amber (large). It has a flower from a royal palm, Palmae, Roystonea. The flower is difficult to see from all sides, since there are air bubbles and such blocking the view, but when you do see it - wow. I have only run into a small number of these flowers in 20 years. There is a cool tube with air bubbles going through the amber. Off to the side there are some crane fly legs. Finally there is a fly at the top of the flower.
Two spiders in this large chunk of amber. One spider is in the dead center (once pictured at the left) and the other is off center. The off center is the interesting spider. I should know the family of this spider, but cannot recall it it. Unusual, with large pedipalps................really cool.`
This piece has two great animals. First, there is a planthopper, I think in the family Deliphidae, Homoptera. What just gets me every time is that you can see the wing pattern on this 20 million year old animal. Totally amazing. Right next to the planthopper is a small spider - almost as if the spider is jumping on the planthopper (it is not....). The entire piece would make a lovely pendant.
Hard to know where to start with this magnificent piece. There are a few midges, Diptera, Chironomidae, flies, Brachycera, a large springtail, Collembola and even a large spider. Scattered around are legs that appear to have come off a crane fly. Also close to the middle is a stingless tropical bee, Hymenoptera. There is one fly near the middle that stands out from the crowd. The details on the head are out of this world. You can see the facets of the eye as though 'he' died yesterday. This would make a beautiful picture to go along with the large chunk of amber. Quite the piece.
Unbelievable. This is the best mosquito, family Culicidae, I have ever seen. It is in Chiapas amber - and it is perfect. Mosquitoes are so very hard to find since they are not attracted to the odoriferous sticky resin from trees. As you and I both know, they are attracted by heat and CO2 (us). Because they are not attracted to the smelly resin, they are seldom 'caught' in the resin and even less often turned into amber. Rare and perfect.
This guy has impressive eyes and very long legs. You can even see the pattern that was on her body 20 million years ago. She is so easy to see and all details of the body are exquisite. This is a fantastic piece (and the price is right) to ad to your Jurassic Park collection.
Big piece of amber, 31 grams. There is a flat footed ambrosia beetle, Coleoptera, Platypodidae and a moth fly, Diptera, Psychodidae. Finally there is a nice, small wasp. Also there are number wood plugs from the ambrosia beetles. Not much else. I would recommend you purchase this because of the size, not the animals.
Here it is. There is a difficult to see, tropical stingless bee, Hymenoptera, Meliponini and part of a spider's web. There is also single bract from the covering of what may be a flower. The web appears to be dragged though the amber, but you can ID it definitely as a spider's web. The sticky globules are visible on many parts.
Rarely seen on planthoppers is a brush tail on this little guy. The young produce a tail of long wax filaments from an area near the tip of the abdomen. Being refractive, they are very noticeable, causing a predator to strike at the tail. The predator ends up with a mouthful of waxy filaments while the now 'tail-less" planthopper darts away. This is a good specimen.
There is a lot here. I have always had a hard time figuring out ticks vs. mites. I think this has 1 tick and 2 mites (one of which is a beetle mite, Obribatidae). There is also a bunch of legs at one side that were cut off from a large animal. Finally there is what looks like an insect that was 'packaged' by a spider.
Hang on to your hat, this has so much stuff in it, I had a hard time figuring out what to put as the first picture. As you can see, a cockroach, Blattidae. The roach even has the marking on the head after 24 million years - unbelievable and beautiful. This has a rare bristletail, Thysanura, a beetle larvae, female worker ant, Hymenoptera, Formicidae, wasp, Hymenoptera, a planthopper, probably Issidae and a midge, Diptera, Chironomidae. You will love looking at this.