Tapeworm Model


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




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 with both male and female sex organs.


A mature proglottid with all parts.





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


3. Hubbard Scientific Co; Northbrook, Illinois

4. Nystrom Biological Model Co; Chicago, Illinois

5. Wards Natural Science; Establishment, Inc.