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Re: insects



 From: jbauer@capital.edu (John Bauer)
 > Are insects fossilized the same way that dinosaurs are?
 > 
That depends a little on qhat you mean by "the same way".

Insect fossils tend to be either compressions or "mummies" (such
as found in amber). Often all that is left is a cast or mold
of the external form.

Still, when more is present it is mineralized, much the same as
fossil bone is.

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