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As you go through these pages, if there is any type of specimen you do not see but are interested in, please feel free to contact us, we have a rather large inventory. I suspect we can fill your needs, even if you are in need of a particular beetle family or another specific request- we have it!

New species of Planthopper discovered.

New Sumatran Amber Received

New amber monster offered for sale.

All specimens on this page are from the Dominican Republic and about 24 million years old.

 

 

 
Sale Price
Description of the Specimen

 

$460

1. A rather large chunk of Dominican amber, 35 grams. Ignoring the beautiful animals inside (later) the market value of the amber alone is about $8 x 35 grams = $280. If you like crane flies (Tipulidae) then this is for you - and it is beautifully polished to boot. The legs scattered around this piece are breath taking. You can even see some of the facets of their eyes. Of course, theamberre are some other things like part of a spider's web, a gnat and a springtail, Collembola, 1 or 2 black scavenger flies, Scatopsidae. You can see numerous flow lines in the beauty also. Just an impressive piece. This is big enough to place on your desk and attract attention.


Scanned Image!

$249

 

2. What a piece. The shape is tubular, angled. It is large and very clear. Inside is a single, large winged termite, Isoptera. This is a fine specimen and worthy of anyone's collection. You will enjoy all these pictures. They are just plain good.
Scanned Image!
$96
SOLD

3. This is just a good piece of amber. The shape is good, the animals, while small, are very nice. All in all, if you want one piece that will not break the bank, but is a good solid piece, this is it. There is a fly, Diptera, Brachycera, that under the microscope, you can see the facets of the eyes. Also there is a sap beetle, Coleoptera, Nitiduldae.
Scanned Image!

 

 

$71


4. This one is just fun to look at since there is so much in this cab shaped piece. The amber is VERY clear and makes it easy. (A magnifying glass helps.) There are at least 3 gall gnats, Diptera, Cecidomyiidae, 1 spider, a fly, Nematocera and a curled ant, Hymenoptera, Formicidae.
Scanned Image.

$75

 

5. A nice sized bit of Dominican amber. There is forest debris throughout the piece (makes it cool). The best part of this amber are the termite wings. This would make a great pendant (all I can think about is the song...'you are the wind beneath my wings....) Good piece.


Scanned Image.

$ 145



6. Nice sized piece, it has many minute air bubbles that make the piece cloudy. Now here is a the best part: this is a zoo inside this piece. It is a zoo that was immortalized about 24 million years ago. It has a fly, Diptera, Brachycera, a large set of unknown legs, a curled leaf, a millipede, Platydesmida, two female worker ants, Hymenoptera, Formicidae, 2 springtails, Collembola, a fungus gnat, Diptera, Mycetophilidae and finally this even has a moving air bubble (the video is poor).
Scanned Image!
$183

7. This is a rare animal. The millipede is not large, but it is perfect. At a glance this might be mistaken for a worm. The body though is divided into 11 to 13 segments, with fine hair alongside each one of them. There is a longer bundle of hair on the tail. Under special circumstance, the hairs will open wide like a fan. These are extremely rare in this condition. They only grow to 0.12 inches (3 mm), so tiny that one has to look carefully to find them in amber. This is in the order Polyxenida, class Diplopoda.


Scanned Image


$87
SOLD
8. Fascinating piece of amber. This has a good sized unidentified petal. The edge that contains the petal is not polished. In fact, one side of the petal is exposed to the air - which makes it even cooler and very easily seen. There is also a fly, Brachycera, good enough that you can see the facets of it's eye. Good piece, great price.
Scanned Image!
$54


9. Beautiful cab shape, clear and just the right sized. This does have a female worker ant, Hymenoptera, Formicidae, (sterile). Off to the side are a couple of coprolites. Rather nice piece.

Scanned Image!

$55

10. Very clear cab that contains a wasp, Hymenoptera. A friend, who knows wasps better than I said that this was an Ichneumonid wasp, I do not think it is, even though he knows a lot more than me. There are some great air bubbles within air bubbles.


Scanned Image

$61
SOLD
11. I love this one, it is a wonderful elongated cab with a single, easily seen, barklice, Psocoptera. There is something about this piece.
Scanned Image!
$69

12. This has a plant bug, Hemiptera, family Miridae. Rather unusual to see these animals in amber. The piece of amber is cab shaped.
Scanned Image!
$95
13. There are 3 winged termites, Isoptera, in this amber. Very unusual to find even 1. On top of that there is a wasp and some other unknown Dipteran (the elongated abdomen.) Good piece to round off a collection.
Scanned Image!
$75

14. There is a lot here. Among others, a cricket, an isopod, mite and a spider. There is also a winged termite. A good piece. Under a good magnifier, this is a different world.
Scanned Image
$99

15. Perfect cab with great clarity. The color is fantastic and this contains a single, solitary (and also perfect) fungus gnat, Diptera, Mycetophilidae. The fungus gnat is as good as they get. It is unbelievable when you look under a microscope
Scanned Image!
$74
SOLD
16. 1.25 mm x 18 mm x 9 mm (1 inch x .75 inches x .33 inches) this stone is 3.7 grams, or 18 carats. The facets are equal even though the image does not look like it - an artifact of the scanner.
Scanned Image!
$88

17. Just one ant in a simple piece of Dominican amber. But oh boy, what an ant. Hymenoptera, Formicidae. By the way, there is a small mite (also unusual) and near the queen, there are the remains of a spider web (not a lot, but some). All in all, this makes for a very special piece of amber.
Scanned Image!
$58

18. One lone beetle awash in a sea of yellow. This has a Bark Beetle, Coleoptera, family Scolytidae. As I commented earlier the scolytid beetles are still found on the few Hymenaea(algarrobo) trees here in the Dominican Republic, under the bark and in the seed pods. Off to the side is a very pretty Chalcidid wasp, Hymenoptera family Chalcididae. This piece is flat on one side and teardrop shape for the rest.
Scanned Image!

$77
SOLD
19. Nice cab shape. This Dominican amber contains 2 wasps, 1 long legged fly, Diptera, Dolichopodidae and a platypodid beetle, Coleoptera, Playtpodidae. This is an interesting piecelot of stuff inside. There is even the body of a crane fly, Tipulidae.
Scanned Image!
$82
SOLD
20. A beautiful amber piece with a rather large winged male ant. the ant is curled, so it is difficult to see her at one time - but it is a good piece.
Scanned Image!
$78

21. A large, irregular shaped piece of amber, probably more suited to making a pendant. This amber has a large winged termite, Isoptera, along with a few miscellaneous termite wings.
Scanned Image!
$85
22. You are going to love this one. There is a roach, Blattidae off to the side. "He" is complete. There is an unusual fungus looking white area near the back. In fact it looks like there is rope (it is not rope) going around the unknown malady of the roach.
Scanned Image!
$39

23. Smallish piece with a beautiful winged termite, Isoptera. It also has a leaf beetle, Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae. Great price on this.

Scanned Image!

$71
SOLD

24. This has a small to medium planthopper, Homoptera, Fulgoridea. The great thing here are the wings. You can see the pattern on the wings - after 24 million years, the pattern is still visible. That is a very unusual situation. Good piece.
Scanned Image!
$88

25. There is a story with this one. There is almost a dozen male fungus gnats, Diptera, Mycetophilidae, trapped in this amber. They were probably out on a Saturday night looking for mates and flew into the sticky resin, where they still are 24 million years ago. Cool piece.
Scanned Image!
$103
SOLD

26. Large chunk of amber that is fairly clear and has some beautiful, small animals. There is a wasp, Hymenoptera, a spider, a platypodid beetle, Coleoptera, Playtpodidae and a black scavenger fly, Diptera, Scatopsidae.
Scanned Image!

$62
SOLD
27. A good sized piece of Dominican amber. It is very clear and does not have a lot inside...........except.........a beautiful (small) moth fly. The Nematocera family Psychodidae are small true flies with short, hairy bodies and wings giving them a "furry" moth-like appearance. For some reason, I really like these little guys.
Scanned Image!
$105
SOLD

28. An assassin bug, Hemiptera, Reduviidae. This is a bloodsucking parasite on mammals. In 1835 Charles Darwin in western Argentina, was bitten by a similar insect, and contracted Chagas' disease. The assassin bug is fairly easy to see.
Scanned Image

 

 

 

$39

29. This is a teaching piece. The feature that jumps out at you are the circular marks on the amber. This has a portion of an amber tube. That is where the amber flows upon itself, layer upon layer. This is rather good for that. It does have a spider near the center and a fungus gnat, Diptera, Mycetophilidae.
Scanned Image!

$24

30. Have we got a great deal for you. We just got back from the Dominican Republic and bought a "bag full" of pendants like the ones to the left. Some have bugs, most do not, but each one is special and hand done. Since we got such a good deal on them, we pass it on to you, these are only $25 each. You do not get to pick, this will be a situation where we reach into the bag and pull out one randomly. This is a real, real good deal. Our numbers are limited though.
Scanned Image!

$7.15

We have been looking for a good jewel er's loupe that will not break the bank. This is it. Well built, good optics and something that everyone can afford. Our main goal with this loupe was that it would be a triplet loupe, have good optics and would not break the next day. Finally we wanted a loupe that you could give to a kid (or use yourself) and then not have to cry when the child lost the loupe. This just fits the bill every way around. You will love it. This is a 10X loupe (even though it does say 20X). It has all the power you will ever need.
This has it's own page also.

An authentic touch screen scale. It has a lid that opens up to an impressive touch screen scale. It is 4.5 x 2.5 inches x .5 inches deep. Very nicely built - this beauty even comes with a pouch so it does not get scratched. This is really a nice instrument AND they are on sale for only $18.95 (down from $27.85).

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Please feel free to visit out sister store that specializes in DNA products. From neckties to jewelry, to DNA models and DNA stuffed toys! The DNA Store has things you only dreamed about. You will enjoy your visit - it is a very unique store.

Also there is a unique site for exclusive and specialized Dominican amber at the Amber Mine.

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