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Old 07-21-2018, 11:04 PM   #1
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July 22nd, 2018; Permanent Mantis

You know how it goes, you find a Praying Mantis that catches your eye, a real cutie.
You vow to keep her in sickness and in health till death do you part.
But before you know it she dries out, loses that youthful blush, and is whisked away by the wind or cat.
Hereís the answer to that recurring heartbreak

Amber with Inclusions. Hymenaea protera. Oligocene. Dominican Republic. ...



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This small lozenge size piece of Amber is water clear and pale yellow which makes it very easy to see the amazing ("praying") mantis preserved forever inside. The creature with its triangular head, bulging eyes, and flexible neck is clearly visible in the exceptional specimen of the fossilized tree resin. The insect with the unique characteristics is poetically singular in the otherwise pristine fossil remnant. A close-up photo of the bug gives further insight into this entombed mantis. This is a tiny specimen with a major inclusion.
Overall Measurements: 1.18 x 0.61 x 0.52 inches (3.00 x 1.56 x 1.32 cm)
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Old 07-22-2018, 10:50 AM   #2
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Oligocene = 33.9 million to 23 million years before the present. For perspective, primates date to 56 million years ago
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Old 07-22-2018, 04:01 PM   #3
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I would name her Amber.
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Old 07-22-2018, 05:21 PM   #4
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I would name her Amber.
C'mon man. That's clearly an Ambrose.
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Old 07-22-2018, 08:03 PM   #5
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Mantis Park (PG-13): Havoc breaks loose when a team of scientists recreate praying mantises from DNA trapped in amber, in order to populate a unique theme park.
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Old 07-22-2018, 09:07 PM   #6
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C'mon man. That's clearly an Ambrose.
You find one missing his head, *that's* Ambrose.
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Old 07-23-2018, 12:56 AM   #7
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Old 07-31-2018, 12:19 AM   #8
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See that bubble? It's a mantis fart, right before the sap hardened.
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Old 08-01-2018, 12:53 AM   #9
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Mantis love...
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Old 08-06-2018, 03:54 PM   #10
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Remember the FILA commercial touting their new shoe, the Mantis?

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Old 08-12-2018, 04:26 PM   #11
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Nooooo, but I like it!

♪ ♪ ♫Cause if I had a set of wings man I know I would fly!

Wait, why am I running??? ♪ ♪ ♫
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