Baltic Amber Fossil Inclusions
The age of Baltic amber is 40 - 50 millions years. Baltic amber fossil inclusions help in investigations of many biological, zoogeographical and palaeoecological questions. The inclusion is not the hollow space in the amber. It is possible to find preserved tissues there. The true colors of the inclusions are not preserved, but pigmented spots on the wings and body sclerites are preserved. Most inclusions are found in the clear flaky amber. Such amber formated, when liquid resins constantly soaked from the tree wounds. Insects are the most abundant group of all inclusions (86-92%), the second group are arachnids (7.5-13%), animals of other groups form only 0.1-1.7%; plant inclusions are very rare - only 0.4%.
Differences between recent and “amber” forest's fauna usually are at the genus level, but species, which were active during formation of amber are never met today.
Under this category I will list various value ( from comon to rare and unique ) genuine Baltic amber stones, spheres, cabochons, wholesale lots with real fossils inclusions:
Insects: flies, gnats, caddisflies, moths, stoneflies, ants, wasps, bees, termites, cockroaches, Mayflies, beetles, lacewings, bristletails, cicadas, crickets and grasshoppers (Orthoptera) , aphids, booklices and others.
Arachnida: spiders, pseudoscorpions, harvestmen (Opiliones), mites
Myriapods: centipides, milipides
Crustacea: woodlouses (Isopoda)
Wholesale lots (of insect inclusions)
Plants: leaves, flowers, buds, fruits, moss and others