Preparation sequence: Psychopyge elegans
I almost put it aside to be sold unprepped, when I found the right genal missing, but I'm glad I didn't. There's a beauty in imperfection. This bug has a lot of character to show. A story... It displays several broken pleural spines, few broken thorax spines, a missing-broken genal spine on the right side, plus in several parts broken pygidial spines and a broken rostrum. All natural and not something you would brag about, but it gives it character and shows how rare perfect preservation is.
Cross section - at this state no idea what's hiding inside, except for the species, so each preparation is a mystery:
Stone was broken in 3 pieces, which were then glued back together:
And the mystery continues... I guess from now on, I'll find perfect preserved trilobites boring ;)