Nebraska Academy of Sciences


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1981. Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences, IX: 55-56. Copyright © 1981 Tiekotter


A rapid technique for identification of three taenioids from bobcats, based on hook morphology, using a simple system of microprojection and unstained scolices is described. Three species of Taenia from bobcats of Nebraska were collected. The rostella were removed; placed between two microscope slides; flooded with fixative, 70% ethanol, or tapwater; and pressed by means of two clamps to spread the hooks. The wet mount was then placed on the stage of a simple micro projector equipped with a calibrated ocular micrometer. The hooks were drawn and measured simultaneously

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