Monday, March 7, 2016

Amber Preservation of Daddy Long Legs

Hey guys,
In class we discussed the different sedimentary levels of rocks, and the fossils contained inside of them.  I'd like to post this in order to clarify what I brought up, and so you all don't think I come up with this weird material on my own.  This is a different sort of fossil for two reasons: the preservation of the remains are encased in an amber tomb, and the spider's 99-million year old remains are viable enough to see an erection.  Another interesting fact is that this specific example of arachnid is now extinct, a distant relative of what we call daddy long legs.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3428593/The-99-million-year-old-erection-Ancient-daddy-long-legs-encased-amber-fully-erect-penis-half-body-length.html

-Price

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