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    Thanks for the tip about dropping prices. Maybe I can pick up a pseudoscorpion for $4,250 rather than $8,500. Drop like a stone was very clever. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
    My chicken legs taste like chicken--only less meaty.

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    I like amber as well although I don't have a good piece yet. Still looking for the right one. I collect rocks and minerals and also a few fossils so amber falls into those categories. I love included rocks (or amber). [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] I had my eye on a piece of amber with an enhydro. I've been getting into enhydros lately....reaaaaally fascinating!

    Enhydros are rocks (or amber) that have chambers inside full of fluid, gas and/or carbon (plant) material. I just recently purchased some awsome Tibetan quartz loaded with carbon which floats around in large chambers. The material inside is about 133 million years old! Its pretty cool looking at fluid, gas and plant material that is THAT old and captured forever inside a rock. You can turn the rocks around and watch the bubbles move around in the water and the carbon float around. Its sort of like a prehistoric snow globe. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    I'll have to check out those amber links. I look on eBay but haven't found the right one yet. Preferably a Dominican piece.

    And William is around a little bit but has largely withdrawn from public life. He is pretty much getting out of the plant thing unfortunately. But he is heavily into collecting rocks, minerals and gemstones right now. They are a tad easier to maintain than plants. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] I'll tell him you all were asking about him. He'll appreciate that.



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    I want a good peice of watermellon tourmoline...
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    Quote[/b] ]Tibetan quartz loaded with carbon which floats around in large chambers. The material inside is about 133 million years old! Its pretty cool looking at fluid, gas and plant material that is THAT old and captured forever inside a rock. You can turn the rocks around and watch the bubbles move around in the water and the carbon float around. Its sort of like a prehistoric snow globe.
    im guessing your not talking about real quartz, what material are you reffering to?
    that makes no logic

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    It was disturbing to this geologist that I didn't know the word enhydro, so I googled the word and found this site -http://www.gamineral.org/enhydros.html. This says PAK's quartz enhydro is a pretty cool inclusion, not an enhydro.
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    Is this one a fake? Or is it just a very clear piece of amber.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....77&rd=1
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    [quote=Finch,April 03 2005,8:22]I want a good peice of watermellon tourmoline... Now I'm getting hungry--must go back to Jim Scott's icecream topic!
    My chicken legs taste like chicken--only less meaty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Gawd_oOo @ April 03 2005,10:25)]Is this one a fake? Or is it just a very clear piece of amber.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....77&rd=1
    It's not fake, but this is Columbian copal--not true polymerized resin. It is many years younger than Dominican amber that PAK is looking for--it probably is only thousands of years old, not millions. In addition, it is softer than other amber which is already really soft. One test of true amber is using alcohol which will not affect it. Copal on the other hand turns gummy.

    Good research on finding that E-Bay piece!!
    My chicken legs taste like chicken--only less meaty.

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    oh my... since no one has said it yet...

    "Where is my drill and needle? needs to get me some DNA!"

    jk...

    anyone know a good source of amber for jewlery? I have been trying to find some amber pieces made with gold, but they seem to be very rare, so I decided I would have some custom made. (My wife only wears gold)
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