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  • Dr. Ronny Maik Leder posted an update 5 years, 5 months ago

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    @case-miller Hey Case, Thank you for your comment and the idea of creating a forum about fossil cleaning etc. Maybe you have missed our tutorials where we discuss all of that. I would like to invite you to have a look at these tutorials where we focus on all these things. You can find them under resources. We explain how to clean fossils, what instruments to use (dental instruments, tiny spatulas etc.). Maybe you can help us improve our efforts in creating new video tutorials after you have watched what we already have. Thank you so much for your help!

    all the best

    Ronny

    • I have indeed watched them, and they’re certainly helpful, but with all the different techniques required for different soils and fossil types I know no one would want to make or watch a video with every possible situation, so I thought a forum where individuals could search for mentions of things they’re working with would be helpful both from a creation standpoint, as it’s crowd-built and doesn’t require massive effort by any one party, and easier to find the exact information you want to get. The tutorials are an excellent starting place for someone diving in, I was thinking here would be a place for people who have started cleaning to come and see things that may work better than their techniques and hone their craft. It also can serve as a repository for information far too specific for an overview, e.g. someone has had years of experience cleaning fossil vertebrae and has found a tool to better see inside vertebral foramen; that’s far too specific to put in a tutorial, but still may be incredibly helpful to someone struggling with it.

    • Case, I think your idea is good and we should keep that forum for specific preparation and cleaning cases. For the general cleaning and preparation methods we will shoot some extra video tutorials. Thanks for your input.

      best regards

      Ronny