Posted 15 February 2009 - 02:49 AM
One of the bluegills from the first batch, had the parasite just beneath the skin at the base of it's dorsal fin. It's the little white dot near the back
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A couple pictures of an extracted parasite (couldn't quite get them into focus)
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The other parasites were all found in the flesh like this one a bit to the left of the arrow. Sushi anyone?
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And finally the video.
Posted 15 February 2009 - 02:54 AM
Posted 15 February 2009 - 11:24 AM
Thanks for posting pics, I am taking a parasitology course next semester, and doing my senior seminar "undergraduate research" on parasites commonly found in the local Etheostoma (blennioides, caeruleum, flabellare, nigrum, spectabile, etc....) that central Illinois has to offer.
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