Well Orchidians, here I am again with a question about amber. A
customer has brought me an unusual piece containing a large fly. The
amber is clear and the fly is positioned nicely in the center of the
amber disc. The disc is about 30 mm in diameter and probably 15 mm
thick in the center. The disc has a convex (domed) surface and is
flat on the back. It’s from Chipas Mexico.
Anyway, the disc has cracked in two - right through the fly. Does
anyone know if the disc could be glued securely. The crack would
still be visible, but the piece could be re-mounted and worn again.
This amber is brittle and won't take much stress. Advice is
requested. TIA all you great people. Judy in Kansas
Judy M. Willingham, R.S. Biological and Agricultural Engineering 237
Seaton Hall Kansas State University Manhattan KS 66506 (785) 532-