I wonder how long it takes various tree saps to actually harden into what we call "amber" I suppose I could Google that.
Maybe I could "fast track" the hardening through UV lamps. Just kidding of course.
Even still, I presume that preservation starts with sap encasement before final hardening. Perhaps the degree of tissue preservation is dependent on the type of tree sap(how the sap affects tissues, etc...). I don't know.
In any event, you are more than welcome to carve your initials.
Ah heck, maybe I should just make it simple and encase my dead body in fast drying liquid plastic.
But to be in amber sounds more archealogicaly appealing.
Not quite the same, your chances of fossilizing in liquid plastic are not as good as in a mineral or biological agent (in fact, your chances of fossilizing at all are pretty slim). Even in plastic anaerobic bacteria your body carries around all the time would decompose you.