Brian Trudgen

  • 1 week, 3 days ago
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    love this stone, I used to live in Michigan and went and picked them up all the time. It’s really touristy now though if you don’t get there early in the season.

  • 1 week, 3 days ago
    Brian Trudgen posted a new activity comment

    looked up some crab claws, it is possible that it is a stone crab claw. I am surprised it stayed preserved so well.

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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
    Brian Trudgen posted a new activity comment

    thank you

  • 1 week, 4 days ago
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    • After a couple google searches,I think it might be a Bear,just look up Florida black bear and there is a resemblance,possibly it was a claw of a bear that died near a river and was washed away in a rainy season.

    • Cool claw! I think somebody had something similar a while back and it turned out to be a crab claw. Maybe that’s what this is?

    • thank you

    • looked up some crab claws, it is possible that it is a stone crab claw. I am surprised it stayed preserved so well.

    • The bumps along the inner curve and size make me think it’s crab as well. I doubt it would be mammal because they would look more like a folded nail (in other words, not a conical surface like we see here). Crabs preserve well because they 1) have calcium carbonate in their exiskeletons, 2) the ionic-molecular arrangement of their exoskeleton allows additional minerals to perculate and strengthen the fossil and 3) because crabs molt there are more crab parts to potentially be fossilized than other organisms.

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    What kind of claw is this?

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