Plant wax,yes! Animal waxes?

HesperAloe hesperaloe at
Sat Sep 26 22:55:53 EST 1998

           I was talking to my class about the role of plant waxes in
preventing dessication.
           Someone asked about animals.  
      Of course, keratin is the protein that plays the analagous role in
animals, but do animals have waxes? Is ear wax really wax? Could you make it
into a (rather small) candle?


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