Something for nothing - I love that feeling!

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Bruce Williams
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Something for nothing - I love that feeling!

Post by Bruce Williams »

Hi folks,

This is a sort of follow-on from my last posting Vermicularia recta - fossilised tube worm cluster.

This tiny shell was tightly wedged inside the base of the tube worm cluster. However with the help of a screwed up face and a great deal of lip biting I eventually managed to weedle it out using a wooden toothpic.

The pleasure this gave me was wholly disproportionate to its diminutive size (9mm) and its even smaller monetary value (£zip). It was all about that warm, satisfied feeling of getting something for nothing...

Thinks: "Hmmm, a 3.6 million year old fossil shell for free :D :D :D " ...rubbing palms together and chuckling in theatrical immitation of Fagin :twisted: .

Half of a bivalve or is it a limpet of some sort?

Meiji EMZ-5TR, Canon SP-350, #12 frame stacks using CombineZM and cleaned up in CS2.


ps - Gold Star if you can identify the species for me :D .


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Post by MacroLuv »

Very nice Bruce. :D
ID? Hmmmm... :-k A kind of clam? How about... Phylum: Mollusca... Species: Thereisnofree lunch? :lol:

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Post by beetleman »

Hi Bruce, I was searching for an ID and came across this site. Some of the pictures look very close.
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Post by Ken Ramos »

Haven't the foggest idea but looks like some sort of scallop to me. :-k

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Post by Mike B in OKlahoma »

I'm with macroluv....I can offer a definitive ID as a....clam! :-)

Nicely executed, and congrats on getting something for nothing.
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Post by Bruce Williams »

Thanks for the comments and helpful links guys.

On the basis of your expert advice Nikola, the specimen has provisionally been labelled Thereisnofree lunch N. Vlahov.

Bruce :lol:

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