HOW DID 20-30 MILLION-YEAR-OLD DOMINICAN AMBER FORM?

In order for fossils to form in amber, two important processes need to take place once a living thing has been trapped in amber. The first is solidification due to chilling or drying. The second is the decay of the tissues of the organism trapped in the resin. During the decay process, fluids secreted by the body form a special structure by combining with the resin fluid. The organism’s body is preserved within a foam-like structure closely resembling a bubble in appearance. In order for resin to turn into amber, as with Dominican amber, it needs to go through a great many chemical and geological stages.