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#3215680 - 04/07/13 10:33 AM Question # 45,621 for BSK
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got pics of a buck in the backyard. I dont know if he's a shed buck or a button, let's assume he's a button, but the pics are black and white night time pics so I can't tell. But it looks like velvet nubs are growing? Can the buttons start growing a set about this time?
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#3216385 - 04/08/13 07:34 AM Re: Question # 45,621 for BSK [Re: catman529]
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Sure can. New antler growth can start any time in April.
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#3216921 - 04/08/13 05:54 PM Re: Question # 45,621 for BSK [Re: BSK]
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That's what it is then, unless its another buck that shed then it's the button I've seen before.
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#3217254 - 04/09/13 12:51 AM Re: Question # 45,621 for BSK [Re: catman529]
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Isn't antler growth triggered by increases in sunlight?
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#3217365 - 04/09/13 08:07 AM Re: Question # 45,621 for BSK [Re: Beardendy88]
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 Originally Posted By: Beardendy88
Isn't antler growth triggered by increases in sunlight?


The timing of many biological processes in deer, including antlergenesis (the growth of the new set of antlers), is controlled by the pineal gland in the brain, and the pineal gland's internal clock tracks the length of daylight as the days lengthen in spring and shorten in fall. The pineal gland triggers the production of different hormones, and is responsible for producing the short-lived surge of testosterone in spring that triggers the growth of the new set of antlers. Each deer will have the exact length of days needed to trigger this testosterone surge genetically programmed into their system. The exact timing will be different for deer in different regions, timed locally for whatever produces the best biological result (Natural Selection).
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#3219500 - 04/11/13 02:20 PM Re: Question # 45,621 for BSK [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
 Originally Posted By: Beardendy88
Isn't antler growth triggered by increases in sunlight?


The timing of many biological processes in deer, including antlergenesis (the growth of the new set of antlers), is controlled by the pineal gland in the brain, and the pineal gland's internal clock tracks the length of daylight as the days lengthen in spring and shorten in fall. The pineal gland triggers the production of different hormones, and is responsible for producing the short-lived surge of testosterone in spring that triggers the growth of the new set of antlers. Each deer will have the exact length of days needed to trigger this testosterone surge genetically programmed into their system. The exact timing will be different for deer in different regions, timed locally for whatever produces the best biological result (Natural Selection).


Just couldn't give him a simple "yes", could you??
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#3219624 - 04/11/13 04:25 PM Re: Question # 45,621 for BSK [Re: Tennessee Todd]
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 Originally Posted By: Tennessee Todd
Just couldn't give him a simple "yes", could you??


How long have you known me TT, and still expect something else? ;\)
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#3219691 - 04/11/13 05:32 PM Re: Question # 45,621 for BSK [Re: BSK]
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#3220434 - 04/12/13 01:15 PM Re: Question # 45,621 for BSK [Re: Tennessee Todd]
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 Originally Posted By: Tennessee Todd
 Originally Posted By: BSK
 Originally Posted By: Beardendy88
Isn't antler growth triggered by increases in sunlight?


The timing of many biological processes in deer, including antlergenesis (the growth of the new set of antlers), is controlled by the pineal gland in the brain, and the pineal gland's internal clock tracks the length of daylight as the days lengthen in spring and shorten in fall. The pineal gland triggers the production of different hormones, and is responsible for producing the short-lived surge of testosterone in spring that triggers the growth of the new set of antlers. Each deer will have the exact length of days needed to trigger this testosterone surge genetically programmed into their system. The exact timing will be different for deer in different regions, timed locally for whatever produces the best biological result (Natural Selection).


Just couldn't give him a simple "yes", could you??


He gives longer answers to Dems so there is no confusion ;\)
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