Friday, March 18, 2005

Friday Tapeworm Egg Blogging

Below is the egg of a tape worm. Notice the rostellum is slightly visible. Posted by Hello
Below is a side view of an adult. The rostellum is slightly visible as are the four suckers. Note: apparently in pork tapeworms the rostellum is hooked, whereas, in the beef tapeworm it is not.
Posted by Hello

Finally a close up of the rostellum and suckers.
;Posted by Hello

For more info on tapeworms go to Yucky Tapeworms

Interesting articles about human-tapeworm coevolution:
Here and Here. Incidentally, for the creationist types this last link proves the US government believes in Evolution.

Also, for more cool animals go to The Friday Ark