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Alaska Fur ID Project

What is this website, and how do I use it? In a nutshell, use these clues and tools to build your case. The best way to use this resource is to check the INDEX for the animal or animal grouping you are examining, and click on it.  Each one is a separate blog posting, and your […]

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 […]