Underhairs provide insulation: Merino sheep
The wool of Merino sheep forms an insulating layer via underhair that creates hundreds of trapped air pockets.
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Ovis aries Linnaeus, 1758
[sheep (feral), Merino sheep]
IUCN Red List Status: Unknown
Some organism data provided by: ITIS: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Insulation for pipes and walls, versatile clothing that is comfortable at both high and low temperatures, heat transfer devices for electronics.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Building, textiles, electronics