Stunning Ammonite Model

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  1. Phil

    Phil Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    Just found this, and worth reporting:

    Click here for details of the construction of a large ammonite model currently on display at the Geological Survey of Canada in Vancouver, Canada. The model appears to be a hybrid of forms but is mostly based upon Douvilleiceras spiniferum, from the Queen Charlotte Islands. The model was built by Roy Bartlett of Renaissance Man and measures over 2.5m in length.

    It is interesting that the model has been built with a modified hectocotylus arm, and has adopted the eight arm pattern.
     

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  2. cthulhu77

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    Very cool...bet you wish you had the room to make molds like that!!! (I know I do...)

    That is stunning !

    greg
     
  3. Miashelle

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    Very Nice Phil :grin:
     
  4. Scouse

    Scouse Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Thats well cool!!
     
  5. Phil

    Phil Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    Yeah, a fantastic model to mount over the front door. It would certainly scare away salesmen.
     

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