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Antlers

Antlers

The horn of an animal of the deer family, typically present only in the male. It differs from the horns of other animals in being a solid, generally branched bony outgrowth that is shed and renewed annually. The word antler comes from the latin anteocularis, ante (before) _ oculus (eye).


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Horn/Bone

I think the main difference between the two is that Antlers are shed from time to time and only have a blood supply while they are growing. Horns are never shed and have a constant supply of blood to the center. The outter layer is made up of keretin ...

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by Chris103
Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:48 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Horn/Bone
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Re: Help me with this Biology home work? Anyone PLEASE!!!

... cell bodies. C. ribosomes. B. the cell nucleus. D. cell membranes 3. In a contest over territory, two male deer confront each other with antlers lowered and engage in butting heads until one of the two gets tired and wanders off into the forest. This sort of behavior can most accurately ...

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by giselleposse
Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:29 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help me with this Biology home work? Anyone PLEASE!!!
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Help me with this Biology home work? Anyone PLEASE!!!

... cell bodies. C. ribosomes. B. the cell nucleus. D. cell membranes 3. In a contest over territory, two male deer confront each other with antlers lowered and engage in butting heads until one of the two gets tired and wanders off into the forest. This sort of behavior can most accurately ...

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by jaybobkennedy
Fri Mar 16, 2007 6:50 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help me with this Biology home work? Anyone PLEASE!!!
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Views: 28920

Vehicular Homicide of Deer???

That's a possibility, though kinda gross. But keep in mind that bucks do shed their antlers each year. During the months of January to April is the most likely time they are without. And, since this is spring time, and mating season, there may be more of them, or ...

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by kjle
Sun Dec 24, 2006 6:14 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vehicular Homicide of Deer???
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Views: 2361

Vehicular Homicide of Deer???

... Doe's (female deer).. an rarely do i ever see a bucks (male). Of course I'm not stopping, to determine the sex of the deer I just look for "antlers" on the head. (only males have them ... right?) So i'm trying to figure out if only females are being killed? (or possibly young bucks ...

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by LilKim
Sat Dec 23, 2006 10:13 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vehicular Homicide of Deer???
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