Antlers are extensions of the skull grown by members of the deer family. They are
true bone .... A German powder flask made from a red deer antler, c.1570.
Antlers are bone and are mainly composed of calcium. Humans need calcium to
keep their bones and teeth strong and growing normally; so do wild animals.
Unlike horns, antlers are true bone and are composed primarily of calcium and
phosphorus and are deciduous. Deciduous means antlers are dropped or shed ...
Mar 6, 2014 ... Antlers are found on the heads of male members of the deer family (with the ...
They're made of bone and sprout from the pedicle, a bony ...
Nov 12, 2012 ... Antlers belong to the cervids. That includes all deer, elk, moose and caribou (or
reindeer). A third difference is that horns are made of keratin ...
Antlers are made up of a honeycombed bone-like tissue. The mounting points on
the heads of deer from which the antlers grow are called pedicles. The antlers ...
Antlers are made of true bone that is fed by blood which is carried in the outer
velvet covering. Velvet antlers are hot to the touch, with brushy hair and a waxy ...
They have a core made of bone, with a cover made of keratin (same material
human hair or fingernails is comprised). Animals use their horns to defend
Antlers are unique to the deer family and are composed of a bone-like material
which regenerates each year and branches out. They grow on the heads of more
Jan 6, 2014 ... The big difference between horns and antlers is that horns have a boney core but
they are made up of keratin, which is similar to the materials ...