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Thread #59418   Message #2384721
Posted By: MMario
09-Jul-08 - 11:16 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
back to a previous question, regarding Gluon and shedding and molting.

Shedding results because of a seasonal weakening of the hair, causing it to break off; Molting results from the old feather being pushed out by the growth of the new feather.

Oddly enough - it is believed (hard to sutdy Gluon because of the uncertainty principle) that Gloun actually molts hair and sheds feathers. In other words, Gluon grows 'hair in discrete sections, much as normal feathers grow; but Glouns feathers grow in a continous manner, such as normal hair is produced - or for example the tail feathers of certain rare orieintal roosters.