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Bird Dander Through the Microscope

Bird Dander

These crescent shaped particles are common in homes along with feather barbules. In high numbers they may indicate an attic infestation or pet birds in the home.


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Dove, Carla J. and Sandra L. Koch, "Microscopy of feathers: a practical guide for forensic feather identification", THE MICROSCOPE, vol. 59, no. 2, pp. 51-71, 2011