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liseling
October 23rd, 2009, 08:59 PM
I thought I'd share this link:

http://www.fbi.gov/hq/lab/fsc/backissu/jan2004/research/2004_01_research01b.htm

it's to an FBI site with A LOT of microscope photos of hair and information about almost anything you can think of regarding forensic information concerning hair. I thought it was very interesting.

iris
October 23rd, 2009, 09:27 PM
Fascinating. Thank you for posting this!

catysue
October 23rd, 2009, 09:30 PM
Awesome. Thanks for sharing!

liseling
October 23rd, 2009, 10:14 PM
Isnt it amazing information? I've always wondered what the difference was between human and animal hair and it seems that each animal has hair that might be species specific. Also you can really see that curlier hair has a flatter cuticle and straighter hair has a round cuticle. I'd always heard that but never seen a picture of it.

Cholera
October 23rd, 2009, 11:18 PM
Those pictures are incredible! Thanks :D

Dachsdragon
October 24th, 2009, 04:54 AM
That was really interesting! Thanks for sharing.

morguebabe
October 24th, 2009, 09:27 AM
How neat!
I have some microscopic images of my hair in one of albums, not none this awesome my lab didn't have an awesome scope.

rchorr
October 24th, 2009, 09:34 AM
That is so cool. I used a microscope a lot, back in college. When we got bored, we'd look at anything that we could find under the microscope. Fascinating.

RCHORR'

justme
October 24th, 2009, 10:52 AM
Very cool! Thanks for sharing!

Themyst
October 24th, 2009, 11:07 AM
I love stuff like this! Thanks for the link!

Pierre
October 24th, 2009, 01:16 PM
What does hennaed hair look like under the microscope?

liseling
October 24th, 2009, 06:32 PM
What does hennaed hair look like under the microscope?

That's an interesting question! I guess it might look like the dyed strands at first glance. I dont know enough about the differences between what henna does to hair and what chemical dyes do to hair to really think of any differences.