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Hair, chinchilla

Photomicrograph of chinchilla hair.

· Diameter: very fine and uniform
· Medulla: uniserial ladder (fur hairs) (Figure 126)
· Pigment usually clumped in segments between medullary cells
· Very dense, even coat; several hairs may emanate from a single follicle; few, if any, guard hairs

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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