Collagen maybe, or maybe Keratin? Very similar to the stuff in fingernails, I think. They are the fastest growing living tissue in the world, I know that for sure. They are analogous to hair and/or fingernails, I believe.
bone and the hoof is made of fingernail like material.......that is what iw as taught, but someone could of fibbed to me, lol......i'll let ya know if fl will die or not, lol..........but i 'm sure she didnt fib
Post by mindrambler on Jan 15, 2005 18:45:54 GMT -5
Definition of antlers: Whitetail antlers are an amazing example of nature’s wonderful and beautiful handiwork. They range from tiny sharp spikes to amazing typical and non-typical racks. Antlers develop into every size and shape. But antler size, growth and irregularities are often misunderstood by many deer hunters. A great deal of misinformation has been passed down for ages. One major mistake is commonly made by hunters who don’t know that antlers are not horns, and horns are not antlers.
Antlers are made of dead bone, and are yearly growths that begin growing from two pedicels on the buck’s head in late winter and early spring. Antlers reach full growth in late summer usually October. Antlers are normally branched (except for spikes), and maturity, good nutrition, lack of stress and good genes determine antler size and formation.
As a rule, only male deer grow antlers. But one female (doe) in several thousand whitetail does will grow antlers because of a hormone imbalance. Horns, rather than antlers, are living bone that is covered with hard layers of skin. They are typically unbranched and permanently established on the animal’s head. Wild sheep, for example, continue to grow horns throughout their lives. Horns also are found on bison, cows and goats in North America.
As previously stated, antlers are made of true bone (just like any bone in your body) and when actively growing they are covered in velvet. Hormonal changes determine the timing of the growth and shed cycle.
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