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Wool Micron count in angoras

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Wool Micron count in angoras

Post Number:#1  Unread postby Ferra » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:30 pm


Hey, guys!! I finally got the calibration slide for my microscope. I've been waiting for months... so now I can have my microscope measure things for me - including rabbit fluff. Voila!

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I did a quick test run and measured a random sampling of wool fibres from my French Angora doe, Dust Devil. It's not exactly "scientific" yet - I chose a random sample and measured all of four fibres. However, I'm still pretty excited about what this will let me do in the future, once I hammer out my measurement methods.

But I was pretty meticulous about measuring things like growth rate, weights and feed intake with my meat buns. I feel like this will give me the tools I need to crush those who oppose me make excellent breeder selection and showing decisions with my French Angora.

Fun, right?
... Okay, maybe this is actually only fun for me, the uber-nerd. :lol:
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Re: Wool Micron count in angoras

Post Number:#2  Unread postby Zass » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:54 pm


Oh wow, that is super cool. O.o

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Re: Wool Micron count in angoras

Post Number:#3  Unread postby alforddm » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:38 am


That is really cool. It would be interesting to see angora compared to a sheep's wool.

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Re: Wool Micron count in angoras

Post Number:#4  Unread postby Ferra » Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:15 pm


alforddm wrote: It would be interesting to see angora compared to a sheep's wool.


It is very doable - if I get my act together, I do have a stash full of wool fleeces, as well as llamas, alpacas, camel down, silk, mohair, moose down and various Angora breeds. (And then a bunch of plant and synthetic fibres to boot)

Just a matter of finding the time to sit down and take a bunch of really, really zoomed in photos!
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