Pink SEM of head of small tapeworm
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False-colour scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the head or scolex of the small tapeworm Acanthocirrus retrirostris, taken in its larval form from the body of a barnacle (Balanus balan- oides). The tapeworm reaches maturity in the intestines of wading birds which eat barnacles. The picture shows the extraordinary piston-like apparatus called the rostellum, which can be withdrawn into the head or thrust out & buried in the hosts tissue. Beneath this surreal palm tree are two of the four powerful & flexible suckers which surround the head area. Magnification: x80 at 35mm size. Original is BW print Z165/06M.

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Pink SEM of head of small tapeworm

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8.59x11.81 in
300 dpi
2576x3543 px
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