amber inclusion archive

pterosaur micro ct

Tree hollow amber analysis

a small family of pterosaurs in amber

below is a video containing photo stills and micro ct stills as well as 3d spin arounds based on the small wee tree hollow containing Romeo the baby anurognathid. Numerous feathers are seen in this piece and the ct scan helps see the wing claw of even the small pterosaur. Examination of the ct scan using ray-casting has helped identify the best course to proceed with further imaging techniques. Note if you wish to watch fullscreen you do have the option to click on the youtube logo and have full control over screen size and resolution (hi res available)





3dimensional video spinarounds, render slices and still images in a video montage all based on a much larger piece of amber with a colony of pterosaurs inside.

This historical piece of amber has finally been obtained from the mine owner in Hukawng valley in a government transaction, micro-CT scans will be available soon or can be requested, the renderings reveal a nest of arboreal volants with wing claws and elongate digit IVs. Visually protofeathers full forms and an impeccable skull can clearly be seen upon observation. (weight approximately 284 grammes)

Black and White versionunless stated all images on this website are RAW and unedited. Here we also provide a black and white render to inspire amber inclusion lovers to experiment with such techniques in the quest to make full and accurately documented observations, such techniques often help us build the necessary inclusion understanding to be able to proceed with further imaging.

Here is another image, although interesting it shows why ct scanning is so valuable at helping us identify inclusions for photography

micro CT has been completed in this piece and spin arounds and static X-RAYS shown side by side with macro images will be uploaded soon. CT scan results greatly assist the preparation of further imaging which will enable us to bring you better more informative visuals

Arboreal volants in amber


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