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Guard Hair

 

in mammals, the upper coat formed of long, relatively straight hairs that are slender at the base and thickened toward the tip. The guard hair is twice as long as the underfur. There are several different types of guard hair, which are distinguished according to the thickness and microscopic structure of the individual hairs.

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Few or no creamy-white guard hairs on the back, base of the ear area mainly rufous-brown (or grey-brown occasionally), back of the front and hind feet brown black, with a rufous-brown shade on the back of the front feet, tail not as black as that of P.
The bundle most often consists of a long and stiff guard hair and several under hairs with a finer texture.
An alternative explanation is transfer of the larvae directly from the guard hairs of the caribou to the human eye or skin through close contact with animal pelts.
Awn hairs The secondary hairs below the guard hairs.
We used 10 guard hairs for extraction when possible to reduce the probability of genotyping errors (Gossens et al.
Dogs have single and compound hair follicles; a central follicle that produces the primary hair or guard hair may have two or more lateral follicles that produce 5 to 25 secondary hairs each.
The outermost three-quarters of the creature's tail, like that of today's beaver, was covered with leathery scales and some guard hairs.
The animals' exceptionally warm winter coat has a fine underfur combined with long, hollow guard hairs.
The next column will examine copyright infringement, so when you hear the phrase 'waive your rights,' your guard hairs should rise since your copyright claim is voluntarily being given up.
Their underfur can be two and a half inches thick and their guard hairs five or more inches long.
Long, coarse hairs, called guard hairs, cover and protect the otter's short, thick underfur.