Two Fighting Fossil Ants (Formicidae) in Baltic Amber

These are two amazingly detailed, 44 million year old fossil ants (family Formicidae) preserved in Baltic Amber. These two ants are "fighting", with one of the ants' legs within the mandibles of the other.

As a reminder, most inclusions in baltic amber are extremely small so magnification will be needed to make out much detail. Included with your order is a physical photo of the specimen, and we will also email you a high resolution digital copy.

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.
Family Formicidae
Kaliningrad, Russia
Largest ant about 4.5mm, Amber 39 x 19mm
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