According to Weldon Industries, a camel hair brush contains hair from a pony, ox, goat, squirrel or other animal. A camel hair brush does not use hair from an actual camel.
Camel hair is generally too woolly to be used for brushes and its texture and quality is inconsistent from one batch to the next. The term "camel hair brush" is actually referring to the inventor of this type of brush, Mr. Camel. Low-grade animal hair mixtures are used to produce items like school paintbrushes and inexpensive cosmetic brushes. The high-grade animal hair tips are used in pricier brushes of a higher quality.Learn More
According to the BBC, camels have adapted by developing features that preserve water and fat within their body to ensure survival in the hot and dry desert climate. Other features that camels have adapted include long eyelashes, nostrils that close and wide feet.Full Answer >
The average life expectancy of a camel is 40 to 50 years. Their natural predators include leopards, lions and humans. Camels were domesticated more than 5,000 years ago and no longer exist in the wild.Full Answer >
The dromedary or Arabian camel is a one-humped camel found throughout the Middle East and southern Africa. It stores large amounts of fat tissue in its hump that it converts into energy and water, making the dromedary capable of traveling long distances without water or food. The rarer Bactrian camel is two-humped and found in central Asia.Full Answer >
Camels have nucleated red blood cells because the cells help continue blood flow during times when water is scarce. The blood cells can significantly expand during rehydration. They are capable of expanding up to 240 percent of their original volume. Normal red blood cells can only expand 150 percent.Full Answer >