DescriptionLARGE AMBER-ENTRAPPED SPIDER
A superb example of suspended animation preserved for over 30 million years, this is a particularly large spider, captured in the slowly dripping resin of an ancient Hymenaea tree in what is today's Dominican Republic. Frequently all these amber nuggets contain are miscellaneous bits of flora, and what creatures get preserved in this manner tend to be small to microscopic; the present specimen, however, measures over ¼ inch long, with splayed legs and flattened, hairy body, a fine specimen in a pale golden polished cabochon, 13/16 inches wide.
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