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Re: SEM Sinosauropteryx fuzz (please)

>1) SEMs of a basal section of a bunch of the fibers (a cross-
>section) to see if the fibers indeed do have collapsed hollow
>2) Later view SEM of the tip of the fibers to see if the
>splaying at the ends is from damage or is instead structural.
>3) Lateral view SEM of the fiber closer to the body to check
>for other structures.

I'm not sure about all these details, but Mary Ellen Schweitzer showed
slides of what I am pretty sure were SEMs of these fibres at the Ostrom
Symposium; the proceedings may have your answers.

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