Alternative Easter Gift!

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  1. Jean

    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    I'm allergic to chocolate so no choc eggs for me :boohoo: but a friend gave me an alternative egg!

    Plus I picked up (in the museum shop and exchanged $$ for it!) this ammonite still showing nacre.
     

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    Very nice!
     
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    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Cool! an actual fossil nautiloid egg:grin:
     
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    I gave one of those to Greg last year. I have an orthoceras bowl that I got for Christmas.
     
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    Phil Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    Lovely Orthoceras egg there Jean. If it hatches, please can we have the scoop here? I think the ammonite might well be a Cretaceous Desmoceras from Madagascar as I have one very similar, but please don't take my word for it.

    (Allergic to chocolate? That's an appalling crime...)
     
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    So today Monty showed me an ammonite, purportedly from Madagascar, that looks a fair bit like the second one...
     
  7. Jean

    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    According to the museum the ammonite is from Madagascar.

    I will keep all posted on hatching of the egg, does anyone know the length of the gestation period?

    J
     
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    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    It was probably laid in the Devonian Period, so it will be at about 395 million years. :wink:
     
  9. Jean

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    So I won't hold my breath waiting then?

    J
     

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