Tragedy at the trilobite party 480 mya, right as the conga line got started
@SouthernGothHick Seriously, what do they reckon this behaviour portends? Was it a mating or feeding thing? This is quite a lineup.
@Shufei probably an emergent pathway. Like ants that leave a chemical trail to a bunch of food, one trilobite cut a pathway through the myd and a bunch more followed that easier path afterwards
@SouthernGothHick Cute lil squiggly trail, yay. Maybe this shows they left pheromones like ants. Cute lil triblolbitea. I love them and miss them so much. Earth misses them.
@Shufei i feel like shit, i just want her back
@SouthernGothHick Wow, that is such a well detailed specimen. What big tendrils. And googly lobes. I dug up trilobites before but they were the cute lil round shilling size babies. Awww, why can’t we have trilobite friends anymore,,, I loathe total extinction.
@Shufei I'm pretty sure this is a colorized sculpture, but it's still very beautiful
We don't have trilobites anymore, but we do have arthropod carcinisation which I think is almost as neat as trilobites!
@SouthernGothHick I like rolypolies and they are still here in heaps of numbers.
@SouthernGothHick this is poetry. If you sequenced them in a gif they would move again
@SouthernGothHick These imprints have a different color from the surrounding material. Have they been painted or is this how fossils work?
@mplammers it's either dye or it's been photographers with a special spectroscopic analysis to point out the places where the fossils are
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