Michele (Unregistered Guest)
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|Posted on Monday, February 05, 2007 - 07:53 pm: ||
They are a good form of identification. I don't know where this was first published but it's published in the 1918 book - Personal Identification.
The main problem I see with your daughters science project is getting the dogs to let her put ink on their nose, then transferring it to a piece of paper, and then getting the ink off their nose before they smear it all over. I've never tried it but it doesn't seem like it would be easy. Maybe it would be easier to take impressions from the creases in the dogs paws (just an idea).
One important part of this project is getting the correct ink. When my son was in school his teacher took the kids prints. She used a ink pad that was covered with cloth. This may be good for stamp pads but it wasn't good for taking fingerprints, the weave of the cloth interfered with the fingerprints. Sponge pads are bad also. Depending on where you live, "Staples" sells the right kind of pad.
Caroline jerome (Unregistered Guest)
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|Posted on Sunday, February 04, 2007 - 12:53 pm: ||
My daughter is in 2nd grade & would like to do a science project on dog nose / paw prints . Are they a good source of identification ? Are they as unique as human thumb prints ? She would like to take prints of several dogs and thumb prints of their owners . Can you give her any helpful hints or other places to gather information. We need to keep this on a 2nd grade level . Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
|Posted on Sunday, January 06, 2002 - 09:21 pm: ||
I would suggest starting your research by obtaining known fingerprint cards and taking prints from dog paws. This would be the information gathering stage, followed by an analysis of the detail present in both types of prints. Naturally this would be "observation." At some point you will probably have to test your conclusions by taking prints using different amounts of pressure to confirm your conclusion.
If you are allowed to expand the parameters of your project, you could include dog nose prints. I think the findings would be much more interesting and, not to give anything away, but you will probably find much more literature available on the individuality of animal muzzle prints versus animal paw prints. :) Good luck! and have fun with it!!
Feel free to contact me via e-mail with specific questions, if needed.
|Posted on Sunday, January 06, 2002 - 08:49 pm: ||
My son is doing his Science Fair project with the testable question, "Are pet paw prints unique like human fingerprints?" How can we obtain research?
|Posted on Sunday, May 21, 2000 - 09:08 pm: ||
Inez Whipple first published the existence of friction skin on the hands and feet of non-human primates in her 1904 paper, "The Ventral Surface of the Mammalian Chiridium." The prehensile tales of old world monkeys also have friction ridges.
|Posted on Sunday, May 21, 2000 - 09:06 pm: ||
Do nonhuman creatures (primates, mammals, vertebrates) posess fingerprints?
Need a good answer for daughter's science fair project.