Insects in Amber – Amber Inclusions


One of the most exciting finds is a piece of Amber with something trapped within it. Made famous by the film Jurassic Park insects in Amber are rare and fascinating survivors from the distant past. Properly called inclusions, many different things can become trapped in amber. How? Amber is fossilised tree resin so millions of years ago resin oozing from a tree could trap an insect in its sticky embrace. When the tree resin turns over millions of years into Amber, the insect becomes preserved for all time within the Amber. It is not just insects that can be found trapped in amber, but often plant material including rarely flowers and other small animals such as frogs and sometimes even larger insects. This is very rare however, and many of the examples of larger trapped creatures are in fact fake-have a look at our Amber buyer's guide for some tips to help you avoid these. The most obvious thing to watch for is a very obviously posed specimen trapped in a perfect shaped piece of Amber. In reality what you're most likely to find are flies trapped in irregular shaped pieces of Amber and trapped in such a way as it is obvious that they were struggling and not posing for the camera! Have a look at what is currently available on eBay which is a great source for Amber inclusions!




GRYLLIDAE Nice Cricket Grasshopper Mite Inclusion BALTIC AMBER + HQ Picture
GRYLLIDAE Nice Cricket Grasshopper Mite Inclusion BALTIC AMBER + HQ Picture
$44.99
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Well Preserved Veliidae Bug Inclusion in Burmite Amber
Well Preserved Veliidae Bug Inclusion in Burmite Amber
$250.00
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SPIDER Nice Araneae Fossil Inclusion BALTIC AMBER + HQ Picture 151217
SPIDER Nice Araneae Fossil Inclusion BALTIC AMBER + HQ Picture 151217
$67.99
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ASSASSIN SPIDER Spread Legs Archaeidae Inclusion BALTIC AMBER + HQ Picture 1217
ASSASSIN SPIDER Spread Legs Archaeidae Inclusion BALTIC AMBER + HQ Picture 1217
$117.99
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Fly Fossil Insect Inclusion Natural Baltic Amber Stone 03g
Fly Fossil Insect Inclusion Natural Baltic Amber Stone 03g
$10.45
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OLD GENUINE Baltic AMBER WITH 2 INSECTS INCLUSIONS stone 96 grams
OLD GENUINE Baltic AMBER WITH 2 INSECTS INCLUSIONS stone 96 grams
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