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Hair, raccoon

Photomicrograph of scale cast of raccoon hair (proximal region).

· Medulla: unbroken; amorphous through basal portion changing to vacuolated; broad
· Banded: white base to dark brown midshaft to yellow (or white) to black tip
· Maximum length: 74mm; maximum diameter: 154µ
· Scales: diamond-petal shape (basal) to imbricate
Image courtesy of: Microscopy of Hair Part II: A Practical Guide and Manual for Animal Hairs Forensic Science Communications July 2004 - Volume 6 - Number 3.



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