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Hair, red fox

Photomicrograph of scale cast of red fox hair (distal region).

· Medulla: unbroken; amorphous or vacuolated; broad
· Banded: brownish-gray base to yellow (or white) to reddish-brown tip
· Maximum length: 156mm; maximum diameter: 110µ
· Scales: vary throughout shaft; mosaic pattern (basal) to diamond-petal shape to

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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