August 31, 2016 at 10:18 am #11151Bruce MacFaddenKeymaster
Anyone want to guess which is the real fossil peccary astragalus and which is the replica (thanks to our FLMNH preparator, Jason Bourque)?
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.August 31, 2016 at 12:56 pm #11188Eleanor GardnerModerator
This is a fun little test! Which one in Bruce’s picture do you think is the real fossil?
Let’s see who gets it right! 😉
@lcone, @joyce-drakeford, @cferrara, @mary-harbison, @julie-niederkorn, @tmorgan, @lmccall, @lynn-moore, @denise-porcello, @jkallmeyer, @acurrier, @daniel-peters, @cindy-lockner, @gail-fazzina, @jan-pullum, @michael-reagin, @jon-cartier, @dmitchell, @rnarducciAugust 31, 2016 at 1:09 pm #11189Rachel NarducciParticipant
It would be unfair of me to answer because I’ve spent too much time staring at the real one! hahaAugust 31, 2016 at 1:11 pm #11198
LeftAugust 31, 2016 at 1:21 pm #11199Chuck FerraraParticipant
I will say the one on the left real
the one on the right is the replica
Good job kudos to Jason …..August 31, 2016 at 1:35 pm #11200Lynn MooreParticipant
I see more detail on the left. What an excellent model whichever it is.August 31, 2016 at 5:56 pm #11205Linda McCallParticipant
I’ll guess the one n the right is the real one….
GREAT reproduction!August 31, 2016 at 6:36 pm #11206Lisa LundgrenKeymasterAugust 31, 2016 at 6:42 pm #11207
<p style=”text-align: left;”> I chose the left primarily because Belgrade mineralized fossils tend to have some bluish coloration. And details like the hole and grainy appearance.</p>August 31, 2016 at 7:05 pm #11208Denise PorcelloParticipant
I’d need to do the burn test!August 31, 2016 at 8:06 pm #11212Dawn MitchellParticipant
I’m going to say the right one is the real one.August 31, 2016 at 9:58 pm #11214Jack KallmeyerModerator
I’ll guess the right one based on the deeper pits with tan sediment fillings. Bur, hey, I’m an invertebrate guy, what do I know?
JackAugust 31, 2016 at 10:39 pm #11215Linda McCallParticipant
The coloration on the one on the left looks more realistic, but the one on the right has more small indentations/pits (filled with yellow). Many of these do not show up on the specimen on the left. Either the cast job had bubbles (and is therefore the one on the right), or the pits are original and were smoothed out in the cast (on the left).August 31, 2016 at 11:18 pm #11216Daniel PetersParticipant
I’m going to say the one on the right is real. As Linda mentioned it looks to me like there are some finely pitted areas that still have sediment stains in them. Great reproduction whichever one it is!August 31, 2016 at 11:30 pm #11217
So….. What’s the answer? 🙂September 1, 2016 at 4:01 pm #11223Donald MullerParticipant
Most objects I find in Belgrade seem to be worn and smooth so I am leaning left.September 1, 2016 at 8:36 pm #11227Julie NiederkornParticipant
I’m going with the one on the right for the real one. The replica is amazing, which ever one it is.September 1, 2016 at 9:58 pm #11228Lee ConeParticipant
I am going to say the one on the right is real, and the left is the imposter, but having stepped out on the limb, I will say great job to the preparer! Having toyed with restoration of shark teeth, texture is absolutely the first challenge, especially the natural randomization of bone material. If it’s not the one on the right, then my only response is “they were mixed up at birth”!! Great job.September 1, 2016 at 11:24 pm #11229Tynessa MorganParticipant
I was going to say the one on the left is real. I would love to see a demonstration of the painting technique. Would I be able to get a similar finish on plaster of paris if I spray it down with a clear coat first?September 8, 2016 at 2:01 pm #11322
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