Which one is the real deal?

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  • #11151

    Bruce MacFadden
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    Anyone want to guess which is the real fossil peccary astragalus and which is the replica (thanks to our FLMNH preparator, Jason Bourque)?

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    #11188

    Eleanor Gardner
    Keymaster

    This is a fun little test! Which one in Bruce’s picture do you think is the real fossil?

    Let’s see who gets it right! ūüėČ

    @lcone, @joyce-drakeford, @cferrara, @mary-harbison, @julie-niederkorn, @tmorgan, @lmccall, @lynn-moore, @denise-porcello, @jkallmeyer, @acurrier, @daniel-peters, @cindy-lockner, @gail-fazzina, @jan-pullum, @michael-reagin, @jon-cartier, @dmitchell, @rnarducci

    #11189

    Rachel Narducci
    Participant

    It would be unfair of me to answer because I’ve spent too much time staring at the real one! haha

    #11198

    Joyce Drakeford
    Participant

    Left

    #11199

    Chuck Ferrara
    Participant

    I will say the one on the left real

    the one on the right is the replica

    Good job kudos to Jason …..

    #11200

    Lynn Moore
    Participant

    I see more detail on the left. What an excellent model whichever it is.

    #11205

    Linda McCall
    Participant

    I’ll guess the one n the right is the real one….

    GREAT reproduction!

    #11206

    Lisa Lundgren
    Keymaster

    Whoa, they both look so similar. I didn’t look for very long, but they look exactly the same to me! What are some elements you notice that make you think the left one is real (@cferrara, @lynn-moore, @joyce-drakeford) and what are things that make you think the right one is real (@lmccall)?

    #11207

    Joyce Drakeford
    Participant

    <p style=”text-align: left;”>¬†I chose the left primarily because Belgrade mineralized fossils tend to have some bluish coloration. And details like the hole and grainy appearance.</p>

    #11208

    Denise Porcello
    Participant

    I’d need to do the burn test!

    #11212

    Dawn Mitchell
    Participant

    I’m going to say the right one is the real one.

    #11214

    Jack Kallmeyer
    Moderator

    I’ll guess the right one based on the deeper pits with tan sediment fillings. ¬†Bur, hey, I’m an invertebrate guy, what do I know?

    Jack

    #11215

    Linda McCall
    Participant

    The coloration on the one on the left looks more realistic, but the one on the right has more small indentations/pits (filled with yellow).  Many of these do not show up on the specimen on the left.  Either the cast job had bubbles (and is therefore the one on the right), or the pits are original and were smoothed out in the cast (on the left).

    #11216

    Daniel Peters
    Participant

    I’m going to say the one on the right is real. As Linda mentioned it looks to me like there are some finely pitted areas that still have sediment stains in them. Great reproduction whichever one it is!

    #11217

    Joyce Drakeford
    Participant

    So….. What’s the answer? ūüôā

    #11223

    Donald Muller
    Participant

    Most objects I find in Belgrade seem to be worn and smooth so I am leaning left.

    #11227

    Julie Niederkorn
    Participant

    I’m going with the one on the right for the real one. ¬†The replica is amazing, which ever one it is.

    #11228

    Lee Cone
    Participant

    I am going to say the one on the right is real, and the left is the imposter, but having stepped out on the limb, I will say great job to the preparer! ¬†Having toyed with restoration of shark teeth, texture is absolutely the first challenge, especially the natural randomization of bone material. ¬†If it’s not the one on the right, then my only response is “they were mixed up at birth”!! ¬†Great job.

    #11229

    Tynessa Morgan
    Participant

    I was going to say the one on the left is real. I would love to see a demonstration of the painting technique. Would I be able to get a similar finish on plaster of paris if I spray it down with a clear coat first?

    #11322

    Bruce MacFadden
    Keymaster

    Drumroll, please….

    The right side is the real deal!

    Thanks to @rnarducci for making the cast on the left and to Jason Bourque for painting the cast so skillfully!

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