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Item 55

Dominican Repulic Amber with Fossils

24 millionyears ago, inside the sticky resin, air bubbles appeared. It looks like those air bubbles organic material inside them. The bubbles appear to be polar, with a dark side and a light side. Quite an affect. Cool piece.

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$88

Item 56

Dominican Repulic Amber with Fossils

Great piece of amber, very clear, great color that has a single and fairly large, mite.  The mite looks like it is carry an air bubble on its back.

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$44

Item 57

Dominican Repulic Amber with Fossils

You know what I like about this.........you can see the pattern on the animal's wings. How cool. You would think that after 24 million years, the pattern would be gone, but it is not. This is a planthopper, Homoptera, Delphacidae and also 1 fly, Brachycera.

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$66

Item 58

Dominican Repulic Amber with Fossils

Here is something you do not see very often.  This is a queen ant.  These are obviously very rare (the third I have ever found).  The queen is difficult to see because of the layering of the resin flows - but she is there.

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$318

Item 59

Dominican Repulic Amber with Fossils

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.

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188

Item 60

Dominican Repulic Amber with Fossils

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.

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$128

Item 61

Dominican Repulic Amber with Fossils

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 undersurface 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.
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$830

Item 62

Dominican Repulic Amber with Fossils

Almost as rare as a queen ant is this mayfly, Ephemeroptera.  A complete and perfect animal.  Good details that have been preserved for more than 24 million years.  As you may know mayflies live hours to maybe 2 days, at which they die quickly after mating.   A rare piece.


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$817

Item 63

Dominican Repulic Amber with Fossils

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.....

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$239

Item 64

Dominican Repulic Amber with Fossils

Couple parts to this piece. First there is a beautiful planthopper, Homoptera, Fulgoroidea, part of what appears to be a rolled leaf and finally this even has a caddis fly, Trichoptera. Good piece for a collection.

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$99

Item 65

Dominican Repulic Amber with Fossils

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.

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$254

Item 66

Dominican Repulic Amber with Fossils

Nice cab with a beautiful immature cricket, Orthoptera. The cricket is near the side and there is a small chip not too far away (no distraction from the perfect specimen)

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Item 67

Dominican Repulic Amber with Fossils

Nice piece with some good looking female worker ants, Hymenoptera, Formicidae. I can even see a solitary head from a battle. There is also a caddis fly, Trichoptera (could be a moth, cannot see the mouth parts), a black scavenger fly, Scatopsidae and a barklouse. Nice size to this and the price is real good.


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$39

Item 68

Dominican Repulic Amber with Fossils

Small cab with a great bristletail, Archegonia. This is a rather rare specimen in amber, very infrequently found. In particular, this is a small specimen.

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$52

Item 69

Dominican Repulic Amber with Fossils

I consider this more of a learning  piece.  As icicles form, the water flows down them, freezes and the ice-cycle gets larger.  This also occurs with amber flows.  With this piece, you can see each successive resin flow.  In the middle of  the flow is a worker ant.  Fun to look at and fun to explain.

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$38

Item 70

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Item 72

Dominican Repulic Amber with Fossils

Here is an assassin bug, Heteroptera, Reduviidae:Emesinae. These are rare in amber. This is a particularly nice specimen, easily seen. There is an ant near an amber break - also cool.

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Item 73

Dominican Repulic Amber with Fossils

Nice chunk of petrified resin. Ont he outskirts are some worker ants, Hymenoptera. I can see the large droplet falling and pushing 4 of the ants to the outside of the resin. There is also a black scavenger fly, Diptera, Scatopsidae.

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$61

Item 74

Dominican Repulic Amber with Fossils

Nice cricket, Orthoptera and 2 others - an unknown beetle and unknown Dipteran. Nice sized piece of amber, good for someone's collection.

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$68

Item 75

Dominican Repulic Amber with Fossils

Reasonably good size piece of amber with a lot inside. There are legs from a crane fly scattered all throughout the piece. The legless crane fly body is there also. At one end is part of a plant - don't know which part though. Many 24 million year old air bubbles. Just a good piece to look at.

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$35

Item 76

A very nice piece of Dominican amber. Not large, but clear and fun to look at. Among the organic debris, there is a worker termite, Isoptera.

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$51

Item 77

Dominican Repulic Amber with Fossils

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.

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$238

Item 78

This is a rare piece. It is small, but the cockroach inside is large. A particularly well shaped nymph is struggling in this resin before it met its demise. Good piece. There is a small leaf beetle also. The specimen is good.

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$121

Item 79

Here is a fat Pseudoscorpion among a sea of debris. Easily seen this guy looks like he is ready to run out and grab something. This is a nice piece, good sized and good sized Pseudoscorpion.

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$155

Item 80

Just a great cricket, Orthoptera jumping along a sea of 25 million year old air bubbles. Easy to see with some great detail about the animal. Good price for a cricket. There are two fungus gnats on the other side, Diptera, Mycetophilidae.

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$92

Item 81

Dominican Repulic Amber with Fossils

Good sized piece of Dominican amber. In the corner is a tropical bee, Hymenoptera, Meliponini. Normally I have no problem with putting this up, except in this case the bee is larger than it should be. I do not know.......

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$68

Item 82

Dominican Repulic Amber with Fossils

Cab shape with two animals.  On one side is a worker ant, Hymenoptera, Formicidae and on the other side, angled is a barklice, Pscoptera.  The barklice has some good detail - even if it is hard to angle it to see them.

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$28

Item 83

Dominican Repulic Amber with Fossils

In opposition to the piece above, this piece is very small. Do not buy it for the size, but the animal is perfect. There is a fungus gnat, Diptera, Mycetophilidae at one end of the piece.

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$28

Item 84

Dominican Repulic Amber with Fossils

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.

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$111

Item 85

Dominican Repulic Amber with Fossils

This is a good piece with great clarity throughout. The pseudoscorpion is next to some debris on the side of the piece. While not large, the little guy is just right. This is a nice addition for anyone's collection.


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$122

Item 81

Good sized piece of Dominican amber. In the corner is a tropical bee, Hymenoptera, Meliponini. Normally I have no problem with putting this up, except in this case the bee is larger than it should be. I do not know.......

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$69

Item 82

Nice piece with quite a few small animals, there are 2 worker ants, Hymenoptera, Formicidae, along with 2 wasps, Hymenoptera and finally a barklouse. But do not buy this for the animals, they are fair at best, consider this because of the size and price of this chunk. It is big and impressive. There are many small air bubbles that make this a cloudy piece.
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Item 78

Dominican Repulic Amber with Fossils

This is a rare piece. It is small, but the cockroach inside is large. A particularly well shaped nymph is struggling in this resin before it met its demise. Good piece. There is a small leaf beetle also.

The specimen is good.

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$121

Item 79

Dominican Repulic Amber with Fossils

Here is a fat Pseudoscorpion among a sea of debris. Easily seen this guy looks like he is ready to run out and grab something. This is a nice piece, good sized and good sized Pseudoscorpion.

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Item 80

Dominican Repulic Amber with Fossils

Just a great cricket, Orthoptera jumping along a sea of 25 million year old air bubbles. Easy to see with some great detail about the animal. Good price for a cricket. There are two fungus gnats on the other side, Diptera, Mycetophilidae.

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$92

Item 86

Dominican Repulic Amber with Fossils

I like this one. At first I thought that this was a bunk of hair strands, then I looked closer - nope - here are a massive amount of legs from crane flies, Tipulidae. There must have been a swarm of crane flies in the amber, and some how all the bodies became detached and all that remains are just legs, very strange.

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Item 87

Dominican Repulic Amber with Fossils

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.

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$44

Item 88

Dominican Repulic Amber with Fossils

A comb-clawed beetle, Alledulidae. Nice piece of amber, the beetle
is near a fracture, but still can be seen.

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$64

Item 89

Item 90

Dominican Repulic Amber with Fossils

What a piece of amber. The size is good (large), clear and has a great color. There is a barklouse, Psocoptera, Amphientomidae along with an elongate springtail, Entomobryidae: Collembola and a small midge.

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Item 91

Dominican Repulic Amber with Fossils

This is a small and flat piece of amber with the Pseudoscorpion on the edge, which makes it difficult to photograph well. The are numerous surface glazing, but the animal is good.


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$126

Item 92

Dominican Repulic Amber with Fossils

If you know what an Isopod is, you will want this piece. This, clear with a very nice Isopod. There is also a very small beetle larvae.

 

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Item 94

Dominican Repulic Amber with Fossils

Unusual specimen. It has many bugs, but none that we can ID. The one of interest is the one near the edge which reminds me of a squid.

 

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$32

Item 95

Dominican Repulic Amber with Fossils

This has a cab shape to it with some stress lines in the amber. This does contain an unusually large midge, Diptera, Chironomidae.

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$33

Item 101

Dominican Repulic Amber with Fossils

An unusual piece. It is small, but good things come in small packages. This has a nice sized bombardier beetle, Coleoptera, Carabidae. The bombardier beetle, Brachinus, can emit a foul smelling and acrid secretion with an explosive sound.

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SOLD

Item 102

Dominican Repulic Amber with Fossils

Busy piece with a spider and on the other side is the body of a beetle.

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Item 96

Item 97

Dominican Repulic Amber with Fossils

An immature Orthropteran and believe it or not - A MITE! The mite is rather large. There is also an unknown Diptera.

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Item 98

Dominican Repulic Amber with Fossils

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.

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$89

Item 99

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Item 100

Interesting piece of amber. It is thin and flat. There is one very small chip. There are a pairs of termite wings (cool) also with a tumbling flower beetle, Coleoptera, Mordellidae.

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Item 103

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.

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$212

Item 104

A small piece of amber. Flat on one side, rounded on the other. In the center is a perfect, small spider.

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SOLD

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