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Bugs! and other interesting bits

Post by TuiSong on Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:38 pm

I was delighted a few years ago to find one of my carved ambers has a half a critter in it, not sure if it is ant or teeny spider, but it is definitely cool and makes me feel a bit jurassic park scientist. I would love to see pictures of any other amber that has interesting inclusions. Here is mine, small picture sorry, will try to get better with my new camera

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Post by Molamola on Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:53 pm

Ooh fabulous, that's the ultimate Amber jackpot!
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Re: Bugs! and other interesting bits

Post by ska on Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:08 pm

Here`s my "Jurassic Park bead" Laughing



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Re: Bugs! and other interesting bits

Post by TuiSong on Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:22 pm

ooh, that is brilliant! yours shows off the bug very nicely. Can it be seen when worn? My one can only be seen from the side because the carvings obscure it.
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Post by Brightonbelle on Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:33 pm

Great photo of a fascinating bead. What a lucky find.
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Re: Bugs! and other interesting bits

Post by ska on Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:35 pm

When I bought the bead I didn`t see it Wink I bought it because it`s a really big and beautiful lithuanien amber. At home I thought: what`s that ? It looked like a little scratch. When I looked at it from the side I saw it Wink
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Re: Bugs! and other interesting bits

Post by bubbagump on Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:30 am

Good find! Congratulations.
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Re: Bugs! and other interesting bits

Post by TwinMom on Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:12 am

Very cool!!
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Re: Bugs! and other interesting bits

Post by ceruleanbluebird on Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:06 am

Both are great finds!
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Re: Bugs! and other interesting bits

Post by ernie8 on Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:01 am

wow! Great!!
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Re: Bugs! and other interesting bits

Post by Rainbow on Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:04 am

very cool but really not sure I'd like a bug in my amber x but I do look out for them xlol
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Post by Fuzzyfeet on Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:21 am

Ooo I would love a buggy amber !
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Post by Fee on Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:11 pm

Wow really cool finds! Mine doesn't have flies in it Sad
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Re: Bugs! and other interesting bits

Post by chaitealatte on Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:13 am

We were talking about this the other day! I am so insanely jealous of your bugs! Thank you so much for sharing photos though! It's so nice to SEE they exist, even though I knew it was a likelihood.

I collect fossils and rocks and minerals from time-to-time. It's a bad hobby, but since I don't spend a lot of money on clothes, rocks and art supplies and beads are my Achilles heel. I am now going to scrutinise every amber bead in every retailer until I find one with an insect.

(Alarming the lady in Crystals the other day said the price for raw amber goes up when it has insects in! AH! I hope not with the troll beads!)
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Re: Bugs! and other interesting bits

Post by TuiSong on Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:30 am

You are lucky to be able to visit dealers! All my beads have been bought from phots online. If i were able to scrutinise i woukd be there with my tiny led torch and magnifying glass!

I wonder how many buggy ones there are out there. The beads are so tiny it would be quite a rarity to ave a complete bug, mine has been halved through the shaping process
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Post by AmongGumTrees on Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:32 am

Wow, I'd love that buggy amber that ska has!!
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Re: Bugs! and other interesting bits

Post by mermaidspurse on Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:48 pm

I have this clear amber and we're pretty sure it's a little beetle bug in it, but it's hard to photograph...


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Re: Bugs! and other interesting bits

Post by TuiSong on Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:58 pm

that does look a bit buggy indeed, like a wee weevil of some kind. Does the side view give you a clearer shot?
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Re: Bugs! and other interesting bits

Post by splinty on Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:15 pm

Here's my buggy amber Smile . I think it's a mozzie as you can see a big long proboscis (sorry it's not a very clear piccie!).

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Re: Bugs! and other interesting bits

Post by mermaidspurse on Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:25 pm

@TuiSong wrote:that does look a bit buggy indeed, like a wee weevil of some kind. Does the side view give you a clearer shot?
Never tried Laughing ! I should have another look Shocked !!!
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Re: Bugs! and other interesting bits

Post by chaitealatte on Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:50 am

Argh, even more jealous! xD I'm going to look like a total banana today when I go into town and look at the ambers in my local jewellers.
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