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100 million year old spider preserved in amber

Preserved in amber for around 100 million years, a spider has been found attacking a wasp. Just as the spider was about to chow down on what would be its final meal, tree resin dropped onto the pair setting them solid. The age of the fossil means that dinosaurs would almost definitely have been wandering past as the setting took place. The fossil was found in the Hukawng Valley of Myanmar and offers a pretty vivid insight into the past. Keep this in mind the next time you’re snacking near sappy trees.

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Cormack is a Melbourne based freelance writer and photographer. He loves to travel, drink red wine, and spin records. On the weekends you’ll most likely find him eating pork buns or shaking up cocktails for his friends.

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