Monthly Archives: November 2009

SEA LION, STELLAR

Under Construction May 2011 STELLER SEA LION Eumetopias jubatus GUARD HAIR Length: 20mm (Mayer 1952), 12-20 mm (ASM #1) Diameter Range: 190 microns  (Mayer 1952), 155-195 microns (ASM #1). Medullary Index: 0.22 (ASM #1) Medulla:  Present but fragmentary and occupies less than half the width of the shaft (Mayer 1952). Medulla appears fragmentary, occurring in […]

BEAR, BLACK

Under construction May 2011 BLACK BEAR Ursus americanus GUARD HAIR Length: max 80mm (Mayer 1952), up to 100mm (Tumlison 1983), max 108mm (Hicks 1977), 100-110 mane hairs (Adorjan and Kolenosky 1969), 108mm max (Moore et al 1974), 90-100 mm up to 120mm near belly (ASM #1), 55-65mm (ASM #2), 45-70 (ASM #3), 80-290mm (ASM #4), […]

BEAR, BROWN

Under construction May 2011 BROWN BEAR Ursus arctos GUARD HAIR Length: 60-80mm (Brown 1942), max 70 (Hicks 1977 for grizzly), 90mm (Furskin 2006), 70mm max (Moore et al 1974), 40-48mm (ASM #1), 45-60mm (ASM #2), 110-120mm (ASM #4) Diameter Range: 100-260 microns (Brown 1942). 100-120 (ASM#2). 87-95 microns (ASM #1) 140 microns (ASM #4) 80-175 […]

BEAR, POLAR

Under construction May 2011 POLAR BEAR Ursus maritimus GUARD HAIR Length: 30mm max (Brown 1942), 80-100mm (Adorjan and Kolenosky 1969), 90-170mm (ASM #2) Diameter Range: 80-200 microns (Brown 1942) 125-175 microns (ASM #1 neck), 75-100 microns (ASM #1 belly), 125 microns (ASM#2). Medullary Index: 0.37 ave (Brown 1942). 0.37 (ASM #1 neck) Medulla: Continuous flattened […]

BEAVER

Under Construction May 2011 BEAVER Castor canadensis GUARD HAIR Length: 50mm max (Mayer 1952), 65mm max (Tumlison 1983), 40-100 (Adorjan and Kolenosky 1969), 63mm max (Moore et al 1974), 40-55mm (ASM #1), 45-55mm (ASM #5) Diameter Range: 190 microns max  (Mayer 1952), 189 microns (Moore et al 1974), 100-165 microns (ASM #1), 140 microns (ASM […]

BISON, AMERICAN

Under Construction May 2011 AMERICAN BISON Bison bison GUARD HAIR Length: 60 mm maximum (Mayer 1952), 80-90mm (Adorjan and Kolenosky 1969), 30-160mm (Moore et al 1974), 80-90mm (ASM #1) Diameter Range: Max 110 microns (Mayer 1952), 60-110 microns (Moore et al 1974), 75- 90 microns (ASM #1) Medullary Index: 0.38 (ASM #1) Medulla: Approximately 35 […]

CARIBOU

Under Construction May 2011 CARIBOU Rangifer tarandus granti GUARD HAIR Length: 60mm max (Furskin 2006), 120-130mm mane hair in the winter (Adorjan and Kolenosky 1969), 20-30mm (ASM #1 back), 65-80 (ASM #1 tail), 30-40mm (ASM #6) Diameter Range: 150-220 microns (Furskin 2006),170 to 270 microns (Meeks and Cartwright 2005) 275 microns (ASM #1) Medullary Index: […]

COW

Under Construction May 2011 COW Bos taurus GUARD HAIR Length: 30-40mm (Adorjan and Kolenosky 1969) 20-140 (Moore et al 1974) Diameter Range: 35-40 microns (ASM#1) 35-75 microns (Furskin 2006) 80 microns (ASM #2) 60-130 microns (Moore et al 1974) Medullary Index: 0.5 (ASM #1) 0.15 to 0.3 (ASM #2)) Medulla: Interrupted 10 microns diameter (ASM […]

COYOTE

Under Construction May 2011 COYOTE Canis latrans incolatus   GUARD HAIR Length: less than 100mm (Mayer 1952), 50-70mm with mane hair 80-110mm (Adorjan and Kolenosky 1969), 80mm (Moore et al 1974), 80-115mm on back and 55-95mm on sides with 17-80mm on belly (Kennedy 1982), 60-70mm typical but up to 105mm max (ASM #1 back), 80-120mm […]

DEER, SITKA BLACK-TAILED

Under Construction May 2011 SITKA BLACK-TAILED DEER Odocoileus hemionus sitkensis GUARD HAIR Length: 28mm for Odocoileus hemionus (Mayer 1952), 53mm Odocoileus hemionus hemionus (Moore et al 1974), 30-40mm (ASM#1), 40-50mm (ASM #3) Diameter Range: Under 200 microns for Odocoileus hemionus (Mayer 1952), 299 microns Odocoileus hemionus hemionus (Moore et al 1974), 250-380 microns (ASM #1), […]