Bram explores the Foram world                      Frondicularia sp., Foraminifera Dentalina sp., Foraminifera Nummulites sp., Foraminifera                          

Finding and picking the small stuff

from the bucket           cvbcbcvbcvbc          onto the plate   
The first Foraminifera

The first foram that I found in this material was a Frondicularia sp. I was immediately fascinated by the beautiful morphology of the leaf like fossil. I actually didn't even know that it was a foraminifer at that time!

After some searching on the internet I found, and e-mailed Michael. He helped me with the identification and advised me to look even closer at the material, because my barely 1 centimeter long fossil was actually quite big for a foram! After that first encounter with forams, I went through my collection and found some other forams, which I collected when I was like 13 years old. I also started finding more forams in my residue from Antwerp, and not just Frondicularia, but also other, beautiful species (including Assilina, Lenticulina, Nodosaria and Globulina gibba). At that point I knew I was in trouble - I had just found yet another group of fossils/animals that fascinated me!
Frondicularia sp.


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