Item 32

At first I though this was a wasp, but looking at the wings, this is a male winged ant, Hymenoptera, Formicidae.  Good price on this one.

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Item 33

3 female worker ants, Hymenoptera, Formicidae along with a small spring of a Bryophyte and some very easily seen roots.

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Item 34

A busy piece.  This contains a rather large immature planthopper, Homoptera, Fulgoridea.  It shows some good details.  In fact, the picture on the left reminds me of the movie, Aliens.  There is a rather transparent worker ant  and good caddis fly, Trichoptera.

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Item 35

Bristletails are rarely found in Dominican amber.  The order Thysanura, is characterized by three long tails and long slender antennae. The body is shrimp-like. Thysanura, in particular, may be the direct ancestor of winged insects. There are also 3 or 4 fungus gnats, Diptera, Mycetophilidae. This is a good piece.

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Item 36

Interesting piece. This has a large long legged fly, Diptera, Dolichopodidae (?), an unknown beetle (not sure about this one), two fungus gnats, Diptera, Mycetophilidae and a moth fly. It has some other stuff also. A lot of the animals were caught at the 'interface' of two layers of resin - easily seen in the photo.

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Item 37

No insects here - just color.  And what a color this is, just magnificent.  This is the PREFECT piece to be made into a pendant.  A thin gold band around it with a hook so a chain can go through it and you have the ideal gift for anyone at anytime.  This is an impressive piece of Chiapas amber.

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Item 38

Flowers for my lady? Here is a 24 million year old Acacia flower - similar to the one's now-a-days. Rather unusual to see the stamens intertwined with the pistil in the center awaiting fertilization with pollen. This also has an unknown insect off to the side.

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Item 39

Ya' gotta love this one.  There is a complete cricket.  The long antennae are both present and all the body parts.  In fact you can discern the body markings.  Quite an impressive fellow.  Not far from him is the largest springtail I have ever seen (they are normally VERY small).  Thrown in a couple wasps and this is quite the piece.  Finally there is a fungus gnat, Diptera, Mycetophilidae.


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Item 40

This is a perfect piece to have made into a pendant. Perfect shape, very clear, great color, great size. It has part of a stick going through one side of it. This also has a small, perfect caddis fly, Tricoptera.

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Item 41

Dominican Republic Amber with Fossils

This is probably the most perfect chunk of amber I have ever seen.  Perfectly clear, this weighs 239 grams.   I am offering it for 'only' $6 per gram - MUCH less than it should be.  The is what I consider a wholesale price. This is a museum quality piece of amber.  You will never see a better piece of Dominican amber than this.  It is about 4 x 3 x 2 inches.  You will love these pictures and this video.



Item 42

Ever wanted a perfect specimen of termites in amber?  Here it is, in Chiapas amber from Mexico.  Absolutely perfect - detail are great, the amber is clear, this is the perfect specimen to high-lite anyone's collection.

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Item 43

Cool piece, with a leaf from  Hymenaea protea (the tree that produced the resin that becomes amber).  Off to the side is a female worker ant and even a leg from a larger insect.

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Item 44

At first I thought it was an Isopod, then decided a wasp and now I think it is an Isopod.  Had to say (for me).  This is a 'smallish' piece of amber.

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Item 45

If you like legs, this is it. There are a scad of crane fly legs all over. Probably a mating swarm that became stuck in the sticky resin. There is a lot more, this has a beetle, a small primitive fly Neuroptera, and even part of a larger unknown animal.

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Item 46

A second look is required here. I think this is a ptilodactlid beetle, Coleoptera, Ptylodactylidae. The piece is very busy with numerous air bubbles and another beetle, flat footed ambrosia beetle, Coleoptera, Platypodidae. the amber is large and very interesting.

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Item 47

If you recognize the wings, then you know that this is a mayfly Emphemeridae.  This is a male since the cerci are so  long.  This  specimen with all three cerci intact is very rare.   Mayflies are characterized by protruding eyes.  Hind wings  are small and rounded or very reduced.  Mayfly adults enjoy a life span of no more than two days.  On the transition from nymph to adult stage, they fly from the surface of the water for mating, but do not feed.  They complete their mating process and die after one or two days.  This specimen is perfect.

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Item 48

A beautiful planthopper, Homoptera, Fulgoridae, with its wings spread.  Impressive and very 'eye-catching'. This specimen has marvelous details on the body, the wings and eyes are breathtaking.  This is the type of specimen you cannot go wrong with.  Even has a video.

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Item 49

A rather busy piece. This has lots of wood debris scattered all over. There is a tropical bee, Hymenoptera, a worker ant and a larger winged ant. Because of the 'forest' debris, some of the insects are harder to see.

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Item 50

Here is something different...........this is a sphere of amber that has a perfect ambrosia beetle, Coleoptera, Platypodidae. The sphere is 10 mm in size.

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Item 51

A very large chunk of amber (23 grams).  The amber is clear and very good.  Inside are 2 small spiders (barely visible with the naked eye) along with some gnats.  This is a good piece.

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Item 52

Very nice chunk of amber, clear with a great honey color.  Inside is a single ambrosia beetle, Coleoptera, Platypodidae.  Close to the posterior portion is an unknown.  Could be a mite, but has the wrong number of legs  (does not look like a first instar).

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Item 53

This is just a beautiful piece.  Center stage is a nice and detailed beetle, Coleoptera.  Hard to get better than this.

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Item 54

A rare animal. This amber contains an earwig, Dermaptera. These are rare in amber. Also in this is a scuttle fly, Phoridae and what may be part of the caprice of a beetle.

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