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US Office:
2028 N Ocean Garden DR
Nogales, AZ.

Toll Free: +1 (877) 315-8781
Toll Free Fax: +1 (866) 496-2977

Factory in Mexico:
Ing. Rogelio Villanueva Varela # 50 INT. 5
Colonia La Victoria
Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico.
C.P. 83304

Phone: +52 (662) 280-0465
Fax: +52 (662) 280-0466

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Antler Chandeliers

ANTLER, renewal lesson from Mother Nature

Many animals, including goats, sheep and cattle-have horns. But only a few species-including deer, elk, moose and caribou have antlers.

Horns are made of dead skin and are permanent. Antlers are very different; they are made of living tissue that grows and dies in a yearly cycle. The tips are called points; the width of the antler is called spread. The antlers grow every spring; in early winter; they die and fall off. You can walk through the woods and find them lying on the ground. The following spring, the antlers grow back again, bigger and with more points than before. Some people think it's possible to tell how old an animal is by counting the points of its antlers, but the number of points does not accurately correspond to the age of the animal.

When antlers are growing they are covered with a soft, furry layer of sensitive skin called "velvet". Once the antlers reach full size, the velvet dries and begins to peel. The animal rubs the dying velvet off against a tree, leaving the bony core of the antler exposed. That's why the antlers are worn smoother at the tips than at the base.

Antlers, which are almost always displayed by the male of the species, are used to establish dominance during the mating season. but naturalist wonder about the survival value of antlers that are shed every winter; growing a huge rack of antlers each year requires a great deal of the animal energy.

Antlers are the fastest-growing structures in the animal kingdom. Under a microscope, growing antler cells are like cells from a cancerous bone tumor: Scientists think that studying antler cells may help them learn about regulating human cell growth-and stopping the spread of cancer.

All of the Antler Chandeliers and other Antler-based products produced at Sua International are made from shed antlers. No animals are harmed in the production of our products.


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