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Baltic amber (40-50 MYO) - Biting midge (Ceratopogonidae) by leth.damgaard | In #China? Try www.importedFun.com for award winning #kid's #science |

Baltic amber MYO) - whit an iconic and absolut perfect Biting midge (Ceratopogonidae)

Baltic amber (40-50 MYO) - rare iconic perfect Pseudoscorpion - body 1,5 mm by leth.damgaard, via Flickr

nybg: “ ianbrooks: “ Amber Inclusions by Anders Damgaard With all this discussion recently surrounding the ethics of manipulating DNA in an effort to resurrect lost species, it seems appropriate that.

The ancient gekko Yantarogekko balticus, c 54 million years old, preserved in Baltic amber.

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fossilporn: “The extinct gekko Yantarogekko balticus in 44 million year old baltic amber. While most people think of insects preserved in amber in very rare instances larger animals including small.

Triassic Mites Join World's Oldest Amber Animal Finds (Pictures)

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The fossilized extinct lizard trapped in this piece of amber from the Dominican Republic

A fossilized extinct lizard trapped in this piece of amber from the Dominican Republic - Dr. Edward J.

Baltic amber (40-50 MYO) - huge rare ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae), body 8 mm (in the curled position) - about 11 mm in full length. | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Macro photo Baltic amber MYO) -- with ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) body by Leth Damgaard


A quarter of a billion years ago (The Permian Period) before dinosaurs or mammals evolved, the predator Dinogorgon, whose skull is shown here, hunted floodplains in the heart of today's South Africa.

Ci vogliono milioni di anni prima che la resina diventi ambra.  Questa rana intrappolata nell'ambra risale a circa 230 milioni di anni fa. Incredibile

It takes thousands, if not millions, of years for resin to become amber. The latest amber-trapped bugs were dated at 230 million years old. Amber also acts as a preservative, enabling scientists to microscopically identify whatever bug is trapped inside.

Theoretically an ENFJ's perfect match:)

"The Lovers of Valdaro" - two teenagers found in eternal embrace years after death in Mantua, Italy - the very same city where Romeo was exiled and was told his Juliet was dead. Could these be a real-life Romeo and Juliet?