Insects in Copal Amber


Insects in Copal Amber with Insects/Bugs

Pleistocene,  Location; Madagascar

Size; 6cm 4cm x 2cm  Weight; 24gm.  Ref No F156



Insects in Copal Amber with Insects/Bugs

These insects in Copal Amber  have been trapped inside and perfectly preserved. When sap was seeping from the tree, insects, bugs and occasionally, even lizards became trapped forever. This piece of Copal Amber contains in the region of a dozen bugs/insects, plus pollen etc. The bugs can be seen with the naked eye but are even better when studied with a magnifying glass. The insects trapped inside are clearly visible with their delicate wings and legs perfectly preserved. The principal difference between Amber and Copal Amber is its age. If a piece of Amber is less than 35 million years old it is classified as Copal Amber, in other words, ‘young Amber’.

Amber is the fossilised sap from trees growing millions of years ago. Because it isn’t a stone amber isn’t cold, it has a warmness about and is surprisingly light.  Amber can be various colours, yellow though various shades to golden brown. There is even green Amber, which although more uncommon has become very popular in recent years. Amber isn’t cold, it has a warmness about it, and because it is tree resin or sap, it is surprisingly light.

Metaphysically, Amber can bring positive energy and cleanse and purify negative energy. Amber is a powerful protector, it can clear depression and then help achieve creative self-expression.

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