How to Write with Quills?

Answer During Colonial times, adults and children wrote with quill pens. The quills were typically gathered from geese, swans or turkeys. The quills wore down after several days of use, but it was quick a... Read More »

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How to Make Quills?

Now primarily an art form known as calligraphy, the use of quill pens and homemade ink were once the only way of writing long letters or manuscripts. Quill pens were made from the long flight feath... Read More »

Writing Quills Information?

The word "pen" comes from the Latin word "penna," meaning "feather." Quills were created using the strong feathers of a bird such as a goose or a swan. Before the fountain pen and the ballpoint pen... Read More »

Can porcupines propel their quills?

Contrary to popular belief, porcupines do not propel their quills. They loosen when touched by predators. New quills replace missing ones. Porcupines have up to 30,000 quills mixed with soft hair.S... Read More »

How to Remove Porcupine Quills?

Porcupines are a timid, reclusive animal that can cause painful injuries to any creature who gets too close. This nocturnal rodent makes its home in North America, usually in earthen dens, rock sli... Read More »