Amber with Feathers and Insects
Colombia, South America
Bird feathers preserved in amber are extremely rare. The three feather specimens seen in this amber are very clear, with delicate veins and detailed barbs well preserved. As an extra bonus this interesting piece of amber is replete with insect inclusions including ants, a leafhopper, a winged termite with excellent wing detail, a spider, rove beetles, advanced flies and fungus gnats. Many reddish circular globs of fungus are visible as well. The absolute age of young Colombian amber or copal cannot be determined as amber itself cannot be tested and dated, but from the color and hardness of the golden Colombian nuggets, experts suggest their age to be at least 1-5 million years old or older.
Measures 2.75 x 1.75in