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.
Deer and moose shed their antlers in the fall and early winter following the end of
the breeding season. ... Antlers are bone and are mainly composed of calcium.
Aug 20, 2014 ... So, now you know the difference between antlers and horns. Antlers are found on
cervids, are made of bone, are typically branched, and are ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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
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
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 ...
Feb 1, 2013 ... Lewis, who's headed to the Superbowl in New Orleans this weekend, looked into
using a nasal spray made of deer antler velvet to heal his torn ...