Wombat, is it me, or does the hair movement part kind of sound like Dr. Derry is a little off his rocker here?
Hair Study Methods and Hair Movement.
Wrist field hairs were numbered. Hair #1 is flat,
making direction changes easier. (Figures 8-12.) All
hairs are capable of moving on their own in short
rapid jerks. Wrist movement aids hair movement
sometimes. Destination changes occur as many as 6
times per day and more at night. Only once did the
author see hair #1 move. Staring at the hairs for an
hour was useless and mind-numbing.
Figure 9. A photograph of hair #1 down the center with
some regenate material on it. This is about b its actual
size. The two coordinating centers are easily seen and
present in a multitude of different forms all the way through
regeneration. They are 5mm apart and there is a firm
palpable subcutaneous ridge between the two centers not
visible in this picture.
Hairs also went to new destinations by rising up
above skin vertically and then coming down at their
destinations an hour or two later. These destinations
appear to be exact, as the hairs return to the same
spots numerous times. All these movements may be
controlled by iodine, but arrector pili muscles near
hair follicles also cause moving.[14, p.355]
Source of Snow-Like Regenate Material.
In the first year it took many photographs to arrive at
the conclusion that white regenate material forms in
follicles and then transports up the hair. The mechanism
of regenate material movement on hair is unknown.
Most times white material is flat on the hair.
The white material on hairs is discontinuous, raising
the possibility of coding by another signaling system.
Figure 10. Photograph of hair #1 and the two wrist coordinating
centers. Hair #1 is delivering regenate material to
the coordination center on the ulnar side of the wrist. Hair
#1 is shortened even further in this picture. Regenate material
can be seen on hair #1 and around the other coordinating
center. Discontinuous regenate material shows on
the hair curving over the top coordinating center in an almost
code-like manner. The thinness of hair #1 near the
follicle is related to this hair’s flatness. Depending upon
how the hair is photographed along its length, it can go
back and forth between thick and thin.
Hair Self-Amputation Multiple Methods.
While watching hair #1, a kink formed about ¼ of
the way up the hair from the follicle to the point the
kink touched skin. (Figure 8.) Within a few hours
hair #1 self-amputated at that point. The cut-off hair
end sank into regenerating tissues. The proximal
short hair end continued as if nothing had happened,
sending regenate material to nearby tissues. About a
week later hair #1 self-amputated again near the follicle
leaving only a short stub. (Figure 12.)