Ambrosia maple, also known as wormy maple is a type of grain figure commonly found in soft maple wood. The name ambrosia maple derives from ambrosia fungi, a symbiont of ambrosia beetles. When an ambrosia beetle bores a hole into the maple tree, it brings in ambrosia fungi, infecting the tree, and causing the discoloration that ambrosia maple is known for.
If you stabilize buckeye burl its workability becomes drastically easier, and because of the punky nature of the wood it will gain large amounts of weight in the stabilizing process. Oils, and waxes work well with the wood to make color and figure pop.