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Is this mammal hair?

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cheney416

Recently, I prepared ambers from Indonesia and I found something looks like a mammal hair. I want to sure what is this. Thanks to your help :D

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Other picture 1

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Other picture 2

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Fossildude19

I don't see how you could tell if it was hair without some sort of DNA testing. :unsure: :headscratch:

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WhodamanHD

Just like the others said, hard to tell from the picture, but to me it looks more feather-like with little follicles extending from the main root.

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abyssunder

This is the best I can obtain from your images:

 

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original, unprocessed image

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processed image at 8x, 300dpi, 24bit

 

It could be hair.

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doushantuo

Great work Abyssunder.

Several works exist on mammalian hair recognition, all of them pertaining to the Recent,of course.

Some of them with a forensic bent.*shivers*

Maybe in those countries where the wildlife suffers a lot of poaching ,the need to recognize hair is more immediate

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jpc

It looks certainly biological.  Nice photo work, abyssunder.  It looiks like some really high quality pix would be a bonus on this one. 

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Fossildude19

Built up on Abyssunder's good work. 

 

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doushantuo

I don't think that's a mammal hair

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abyssunder

... then the questions could be: :headscratch:
- How old is the Indonesian amber?
- What is the comparative scale/measurment for the specimen?
- If not hair, what could it be, feather? (Burma)

-  May be insect antenna?

 

It has an unusual shape for any of the insect legs I've ever seen before (too wavy for that), but it has a good "segmented " pattern for an insect antenna.
I suppose, that  in picture 2&3 could be spider legs (compared to the Baltic amber inclusions, but it's just my thought).

 

Please, feel free to comment.

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cheney416

Wow, thanks to everyone. I have never think about like those options. Here is more high quality picture than I first upload. I take this picture with my small nicroscope(40X) :P

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Jdeutsch

new images look the same as what others have shown previously

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