.9" Polished Baltic Amber Pendant (Necklace) - Phoretic Behavior!

This is a .9" tall (including loop) pendant made from 44 million year old Baltic amber. Within the amber, a fossil fly (order Diptera) can be seen along with a phoretic mite (subclass Acari) hanging on to the leg of the fly. A loop has been attached to the amber, along with a secondary ring for the included 24" silver plated snake chain to complete the necklace.

Please note: The market is flooded with fake amber, which is often plastics with insects embedded in it. The insect inclusions in amber are almost always tiny. Larger insects are able to struggle free and are not preserved. If you see something that looks too good to be true, it often is. Make sure to buy from a reputable dealer.
Order Diptera & Subclass Acari
Kaliningrad, Russia
.9" tall (including loop), Chain 24"
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