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SQUIRREL, NORTHERN FLYING

  Under Construction May 2011 NORTHERN FLYING SQUIRREL Glaucomys sabrinus yukonensis GUARD HAIR Length: 15-21mm (Moore et al 1974), 20-30mm, longest hairs in lower back and rump area (ASM#1) Diameter Range: 36-53 (Moore et al 1974), 45-60 microns (ASM #1) Medullary Index: 0.66 to 0.75 (ASM #1) Medulla: Hard to see unless penetrated by the […]

SQUIRREL, RED

Under Construction May 2011 RED SQUIRREL Tamiasciurus hudsonicus GUARD HAIR Length: 10mm, tail hairs over 20mm  (Adorjan and Kolenosky 1969), 20-30mm (ASM #1) 10-13mm 45mm on tail (ASM #2) Diameter Range: 37.5- 72.5 (ASM#1), 60-80 (ASM #2) Medullary Index: 0.8-0.79 (ASM#1), 0.75 (ASM#2) Medulla: Continuous and appearing in rows of three to four cells across […]

SQUIRREL, ARCTIC GROUND

Under Construction May 2011 ARCTIC GROUND SQUIRREL Spermophilus parryii GUARD HAIR Length: 15-20mm and 35mm tail (ASM #2) Diameter Range: 110 -125 microns (ASM #1) 92.5-100 (ASM #2) Medullary Index: 0.77 (ASM #1) 0.89-0.8 (ASM #2) Medulla: 85-90 microns (ASM #1) Medulla along the hair changes from the root to the tip. At the root […]