Scientists draw squid using its 150 million-year-old fossilised ink - Telegraph.co.uk

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    Scientists draw squid using its 150 million-year-old fossilised ink
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    [SIZE=-1]Scientists unearthed a fossilised squid which was so well preserved that they were able to draw a picture of it using its own 150 million-year-old ink. ...[/SIZE]
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    cool story here!
     
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    What fun, I wished they had tasted the ink though :roll: - Steve would have...
     
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    HG Wells referenced the art of using fossil squid ink in The Time Machine. From Chapter 8 whilst exploring the old museum:

    "It reminded me of a sepia painting I had once seen done from the ink of a fossil Belemnite that must have perished and become fossilized millions of years ago."

    I never did manage to find a Victorian example of the art, but the fact that it is being replicated today is just excellent!
     
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    The same thought crossed my mind when I read the story :grin:
     
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    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Or at least use it to colour pasta black, I mean :roll:
     
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    Or draw a portrait of ND...
     
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    Go and wash your mouth, young man!
     

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