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Animal Hair Slides

Fall 2011

Panda Bear


Panda hair closely resembles polar bear hair and
black bear hair (the white and black)


Very thick and very coarse


Medulla


absent in white, continuous in black


Cortex


very large


Cuticle


overlapping


Bamboo does not offer enough nutrition to
hibernate so the giant panda must go south for the
winter


Zoos give birthday cakes made of ice and vegetables
with bamboo candles
to pandas


http
://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/sounds/p
anda.mp3



Cuticle


Cortex

Medulla

Cuticle:


Petal
-
like scales


Thin

Cortex:


Orange in color

Medulla:


Continuous


Thick

Interesting Fact:


A tigers stripes are like fingerprints


no two are alike


Tigers can leap 10 yards and jump 15
feet high

Tiger Growl

http://www.junglewalk.com/popup.asp?type=
a&AnimalAudioID=326


f

Chris Veal

Chinchillas

Claudia
Drinnan


Chinchillas can jump up to five feet
above their head.


Each
chinchilla has about 20,000
hairs per square
centimeter.


Cuticle
-
shingles, very smooth


Cortex
-
typically gray or beige


Medulla
-
fragmented pattern

http://www.cheekychinchillas.com/chinsounds.html



Medulla


Partial on right side


Long, thin


Fragmented


Oval shape


By: Alex Sicilia

Medulla

Cuticle

Cortex

Flattened/Crown
-
like

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLv
H2g3UzfE&feature=related


Cortex


Medium size


Color unknown


Shape: tiny little lines and dots


Cuticle


Thin, white outer edge.


Interesting Facts


Wombats are very shy animals.


Farmers consider wombats pests
because they damage crops and fences,
and cattle may break their legs by
stepping in wombat burrows.


Cuticle:
Imbricate or flattened scales,
white, very thin.

Cortex:
Dark gray to black coloring, thin.

Medulla:
Continuous, grey color, very thick.





Interesting Facts:


1.) One of the biggest racks of antlers ever
found was 81 inches across and 77 pounds.

2.) A bull moose looses his antlers
each and
every

year!

3.) Moose have hollow hair which helps them
to float.






Medulla: is very thick and
continuous


Cuticle: crown
-
like scales


Cortex: thick


An average dairy cow
weighs 1,400 pounds


Cows only have bottom
teeth

Cuticle

Medulla

Cortex


Taylor Gallagher

Zebra



Every zebra has unique stripes, just
like human fingerprints


Zebras cannot be tamed like horses
because of their unpredictable,
wild nature


Cuticle
-

imbricate/ flattened scales


Cortex
-

dark and thick; making up
mostly all of hair. Cortex varies
from light to dark due to if the hair
is black or white.


Medulla
-

absent medulla

http://www.wildsanctuary.com/java/applets/LivingLin
ks/audio/zeb.wav


By: Emily Casey

Cortex

Cuticle

Deer Hair Fiber Analysis

Ben Moller

Cuticle, particularly
thick compared to
other rodents or
animals


Medulla, is continuous
throughout the entire
fiber.

Cortex, used to
determine pigment,
which in this case is
brown

Scale Pattern:
Spinus

or petal
-
like scales protruding off from the
shafts on the hair fibers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X
aPhVcLdz4M&feature=related


Roughly 1.5 million
cars collide with dear
annually


Airplanes in America
collide with roughly
two dear annually


Koala


Cuticle


Spinus
/Petal
-
like Scale Pattern


Cortex


Light Brown color


Medulla


Dark Brown


Continuous Line


Interesting Fact:


Koala’s aren’t bears, they’re marsupials


Koala’s don’t drink water. They get all their
water from Eucalyptus leaves


Noise
they make:
https://
www.savethekoala.com/sounds/k
oalagrunt.wav


Cuticle

Cortex

Medulla

Daria

Capaldi

Cortex

Medulla

Cuticle


The medulla is fragmented


Has a
thick cuticle


Hair has an imbricate scale
pattern


A horse’s heart weighs
nine pounds


The horse is a
herbivorous mammal

Joe
Bisciotti

Red Fox
Jennifer Carr

o
Cuticle
-

Crown

o
Cortex
-

Small

o
Medulla
-

Interrupted

o
Can live in most of the lower and middle
Northern Hemisphere

o
Red fox’s can adapt to any environment,
including; forests, farms, grassland, deserts,
mountains, suburbs, and cities

Hear the
scream of
the red fox


Balance a ball utilizing their whiskers
and not their nose
.


Sometimes
sea lions sniff poop to see
if that poop is their baby
.



http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~nhi708/classify/animalia/chordata/ma
mmalia/pinnipedia/sealion.wav


Medulla


Fragmented


Thick


Cuticle


Thin


Spinus


Cortex


Thick


Interesting facts


Its scientific name (mephitis
mephitis) actually means
"noxious gas, noxious gas".


Skunks can accurately spray the
foul smelling fluid up to ten feet.


Sarah Strauss

Skunk

Alex Reading


Cuticle

Cortex

Cuticle


White, thin outer part of the
hair

Cortex


Large, grey inner part of
the hair between the
Cuticle and the Medulla

Medulla


Unseen in this picture

The skunks scientific
name is mephitis
mephitis
, which actually
means "noxious gas,
noxious gas.”

Before a skunk
sprays it goes
through a
series of
warning
motions

Medulla

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/anima
ls/mammals/snow
-
leopard/


Monkey

Annemarie
Perilli


Cuticle


Cortex is thick


Medulla is thin and
continuous

Monkeys use vocalizations,
facial expressions, and
body movements to
communicate

A monkey was once convicted and
tried for having smoked in Indiana

Squirrel

Medulla

Cortex

Cuticle

o
Scale pattern is imbricate, crenate

o
Many squirrels use their tails as a form
of complex communication

o
Their teeth never stop growing

o
Gnawing helps the teeth not grow
into their neck

Sara Thurber

*
Cuticle:
is imbricated

Medulla
:

Thick Fragmented Medulla
which provides insulation for the Bear,
and also scatters the light so that even
when the bear is wet the fur still
appears white.


http://www.partnersinrhyme.com/sou
ndfx/bear_sounds/bear_grizzlybear_wa
v.shtml

Facts:

Each hair shaft is transparent
and pigment free with a
hollow core Polar bears have
black skin under their fur