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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.

Difference Between Antlers and Horns - Yellowstone National Park ...

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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.

About Deer Antlers

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Unlike horns, antlers are true bone and are composed primarily of calcium and phosphorus and are deciduous. Deciduous means antlers are dropped or shed ...

What's the Difference Between Antlers and Horns? | Mental Floss

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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 ...

What Is The Difference Between Horns And Antlers? | A Moment of ...

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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 ...

Why Do Deer Shed Their Antlers? - Grand View Outdoors

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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 ...

Deer antlers are made of true bone that is fed by the covering of velvet.

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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 ...

Horns and Antlers - Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

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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 against ...

Antler Chews for Dogs - All About Antler Dog Chews - Pet Expertise

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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  ...

The Differences Between Antlers and Horns - The Infinite Spider

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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 ...

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Antlers or horns? What's the difference? | MNN - Mother Nature ...

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Aug 20, 2014 ... Deer have antlers, cows have horns. ... Horns are found on bovids, are made of a bony core with a keratin sheath, are not branched and are a ...

ADW: Horns and Antlers

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As they grow, antlers are covered with skin and soft hair called velvet, which carries ... Horns are composed of a bony core covered with a sheath of keratin.

The Anatomy of Deer Antlers | Education - Seattle PI

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A buck's pituitary secretions trigger his antler growth cycle around April or May. During this early growth stage, the antlers are mainly composed of water and ...