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Product of SOUTH AFRICA
Genus and species: Hystrix africaeaustralis. Wild.
Assorted
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Price: $64.18 per ounce
    Order Code: 184-03 (C3)
    Availability: In Stock
    Usually ships In 1 to 5 business days
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    We offer very fine hair and quills from African porcupines. The majority of the hair varies in length from about 12" to 18" (30 cm to 45.5 cm). The hair has been cleaned and sterilized. The porcupine hair come in 1 to 2 ounce bundles. Each buncle contains hair in a range of sizes and we cannot sort hair by length.

    The hair is thicker than that of the North American porcupine. It may or may not work for making roaches in the Native American market. Some people like it and some find it too thick. One customer suggested soaking the hair before tying it to make it softer and more workable, or using smaller bundles.

    African porcupines are typically caught by locals for food the meat is very sweet and tasty. Some quills also come from animals that have died a natural death. While African porcupines are not endangered at present, the demand for quills for arts and crafts is putting pressure on the population and may lead to the protection of this animal in the future.