We have recently come across a small collection of about 20 Dominican pendants in pure silver. Each one has a insect inside. They are nice, good sized and we can offer them to you at a great price. When you order one, we reach in and send you the one that we pulled out. I will identify the insect(s) inside it when we send it to you.
Here is one that yo do not see often. There are two lightning bugs, Coleoptera, Lampyridae. You can see the beautiful patterns on their bodies. I must tell you that one section of the amber has been chipped near one of the lightning bugs and this leaves a jagged edge at that spot. The bugs are beautiful though....and the pattern on them is extraordinary. Really a plus for anyone.
Here is a pseudoscorpion. Pseudoscorpions are very small - this being no exception. They are very uncommon in amber and command the highest of prices. This one is at the edge of the small piece of very clear amber, and is complete. It does not show hardly at all on the scan. Since is a pseudoscorpion all by itself on this page - the price is VERY good for this specimen! The amber is a round cab shape.
This is an interesting piece. It contains an interesting crane fly. I am sure this is a crane fly, Tipulidae even though some of the body parts are distorted. There are a few flies, Diptera, Brachycera, with good details about them. One fly is near a plant part. This is a fun piece to look at under the microscope.
This is one that reminds me of the 'Stay Puff Marsh Mellow Man". It has a nice worker termite in it. In the intestines of termites are many bacteria and protozoans. When the animal becomes stuck in the resin and dies, the micro biome still lives for a while and emits carbon dioxide - which you can see the resulting bubbles around the animal. This particular piece even has a moving air bubble which means that there is probably water inside - 20 million year old water. This is a fun piece.
There is a single wasp, Hymenoptera. The head and wings are easily seen and this dominates most of the amber. On the very edge is something. At first I thought it was part of a feather, but I do not think so. It does look like it - and if I am wrong, someone has quite the piece at a basement price.