Tapeworm Model

(Flatworm)

This is an enlargement of a sucker, which is one of the organs of attachment located on the head. 

sucker

  

 

Head & Scolex: The head with the prominent suckers (2 shown) used for attachment and the scolex consisting of numerous immature buds which eventually become mature proglottids. 

head and scolex

 

 

This is a picture of the Head and Scolex with identified organs.   

head and scolex with identified organs

 

 

Proglottid completely filled with gravid uterus.  

   proglottid

 

 

  proglottid

Proglottid with both male and female sex organs.

 

A mature proglottid with all parts.

proglottid

 

 

  

This is a short section of the tape worm (flatworm) composed of seven proglottids.

tape worm

 

 

Cysticercus or bladderworm.  (Young parasite enmeshed in striated muscle of host)

Tapeworm cyst that may become encysted in the voluntary muscles of the host. It is also known as a bladder worm or cysticercus in this stage.

tapeworm cyst


Project Originally began by Dennis Anderson.
Molecular Models were assembled by DSCC Biology Professor Dr. Billy Williams.
Photography by Jonathon Mooney and Dennis Anderson.

The Lab Notes were produced by Dr. Billy Williams and Dr. Bill Redmond.

Labeled Models appearing in Biology 1110 &1120 were purchased from:

1. Bobbit Laboratories; Burlington, North Carolina

2. CENCO

3. Hubbard Scientific Co; Northbrook, Illinois

4. Nystrom Biological Model Co; Chicago, Illinois

5. Wards Natural Science; Establishment, Inc.