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Jurassic Park may not be just a movie

  • A photomicrograph of a new species of ancient gall mite in 230-million-year-old amber droplets from northeastern Italy. The gall mite was named Triasacarus fedelei.

    Aug. 27, 2012: Photomicrographs of a new species of ancient gall mite found in 230-million-year-old amber droplets from northeastern Italy. The mite was named Ampezzoa triassica.

    Say hello to a dead 230 million year old bug stuck in amber.

    Sounds like Jurassic Park doesn’t it? Well, they really did fine these things in nature. Bugs from the time of the dinosaurs trapped in amber.



    The bugs are mites from dinosaur times millions of years ago.

    Researchers discovered that mites never used to live on flowers, but lived in trees, and most likely on early dinosaurs.

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