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Extremely Rare fossil Phasmida in amber
A stunning Phasmida in fossil amber

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Fossil amber (or fossil resin or resinite) results from the polymerization (cross-linking of organic compounds with hydrogen bonds) of tree resin. The first resin producing trees were the fern trees that appeared in Devonian time when the first insects also appeared. The oldest insect inclusions occur in Cretaceous (dinosaur-age) amber. Over millions of years the efficiency of natural selection tinkered with tree resin and its production in various ways to evolve protective mechanisms. For example, resin is used to seal wounds, provide a protective barrier to insects and infection, and as a medium of delivery for chemicals the tree produces to combat insects. By the Cenozoic Era, trees were well adapted in their various uses of resin for defense. Polymerization that is temperature-sensitive occurs very rapidly in resins, with further polymerization slowing dramatically over time. Thus, the age of amber varies from the Holocene to the Cretaceous, though the older, the scarcer, is the general trend.

For description of the Orders of insects, see the insect taxonomy page.


Description
Location
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Trophy Fossil Amber Pieces: Trophy is a designation not requiring a large number of insects, though sometimes there will be many. Generally, trophies are smaller in size and contain a particularly exquisite and/or unusual inclusion(s).
Amber beetle mania - featuring 45 platypodid beetles, but with much more

Colombia
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The spider and the fly trophy fossil amber
Colombia
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Fossil Amber Trophy: A Lady-Bug Like Beetle
and Some Strange Company
Colombia
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Awesome SPIDER ATTACK
Colombia
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Amber Trophy Insect Diptera Tipulidae
Colombia
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Killer 16 mm (Blattodea) Cockroach in Amber
Colombia
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Amber Insect Trophy - the Scarce Trichopteran
Colombia
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Awesome Aesthetic Amber with Alates and other Insects
Colombia
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Killer Aesthetic Amber with 1/2 Dozen Alates and other Insects
Colombia
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Trophy 11 mm Blattodea and much more
Colombia
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One of the most beautiful amber specimens I've ever offered, with 16 Alates and a dozen other insects
Colombia
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Ecosystem Fossil Amber: Among amber's, those few pieces that contain many species that at once filled their respective environmental niches, and yet together interacted in the general environment are to me the most fascinating. These I designate Ecosystem Specimens.
Amber ecosystem with > 25 insects & awesome spider
Colombia
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Amber Ecosystem with way more than 200 insects and several leafs
Colombia
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Awesome fossil amber ecosystem with > 50 insects
Colombia
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Huge trophy amber Ecosystem
Colombia
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Remarkable fly feeding frenzy - more than 200 Dipterans
Colombia
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Amber Insect Fossil Ecosystem - Predator and Prey
Colombia
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Impressive Amber with 18 Alate Swarm and 60 other Insects
Colombia
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Amber with More Than 80 Insects - Dipteran Swarm
Colombia
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Alates, Spiders and Dipterans in Amber
Colombia
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Amber with More Than 70 Beetles
Colombia
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Astonishing AMBER BEETLE BLIZZARD - more than 60 Coleopterans, and more insects
Colombia
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Extremely Rare Amber : Extremely rare is self explanatory - it designated specimens with exclusions that are very rarely found.
Amber with Rare Assassin Bug & more than 40 other insects
Colombia
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Cricket and firefly association
Colombia
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Extremely Rare Phasmida (Walking Stick)
Colombia
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Amber ECOSYSTEM with >> 200 Insects and
a Rare Centipede (Myriapoda: Geophilidae)
Colombia
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Killer Amber Ecosystem with Pseudoscorpion, three trophy insects and more
Colombia
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Rare Amber: Rare is self explanatory - it designated specimens with exclusions that are very rarely found.
Two rare Millipedes in amber
Colombia
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Amber with cockroach, 5 dipterans and a rare, huge earwig
Colombia
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Amber with Rare Flower Inclusion and Homopteran insect
Colombia
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Rare Unidentified Amber: Occasionally we encounter insects or other inclusions we can not identify. Generally, this means that in thousands and thousands of pieces, we've never previously seen this inclusion(s). We invite entomologists to join in and help.
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Phantastic Floral Amber: When all is said and done, it is amber with well-preserved inclusions from Kingdom of Life Plantae that are rarer than insects and offer great beauty. And, where there are plants in amber, there are almost always insects too.
Three leaves, a root, many Bryophites with 13 insects.
Colombia
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Three leaves and 7 Insects in a truly beautiful natural rendering
Colombia
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Amber for Jewelry: These specimens, whether shaped during polishing or natural, are deemed particularly appropriate for jewelry.
Perfect Amber Pendant with Two Love Beetles
Colombia
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Perfect pendant with pair of love beetles
Colombia
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Perfect Amber Pendant with Six Insect Inclusions
Colombia
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Amber Pendant with Rare Homopteran Insect and Bryophite
Colombia
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Display Amber : Display is a designation for a large specimen of amber, usually at least weighing 100 grams. Some specimens will be highly included, and others may have no inclusions.
Beautiful, clear and large fossil amber
Colombia
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Amazing 272 gram display amber with > insect inclusions
Colombia
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Amazing 272 gram display amber with > insect inclusions
Colombia
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Amber Real Deals : Our real deals are just that -- great pieces of amber for which we have not invested significant time in the photography, passing the savings on to you. Other times great pieces are difficult to photograph because of bubbles and intervening obstructions, but they may be even more awesome than a clear piece when viewed by eye or through a loupe. Keep an eye out here for real values.
Baltic amber spider
Russia
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Botanical Baltic amber
Russia
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Entire Amber Collections : These are offerings of multiple pieces that are especially selected to a range of types and sizes, differing inclusions, and sometimes differing localities. Fewer pictures are provided and fewer inclusions are identified. Generally, purchase of a collection will save you money.
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Amber education packages : Teachers are underpaid and are not provided budget to obtain classroom teaching materials. Our meager profit on these packages is applause to those that teach science.
Educational amber lot - five pieces of amber and a loupe
Colombia & Russia
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Educational amber lot - five pieces of amber and a loupe
Colombia & Russia
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