1. Obtain a female Ascaris and place it on a dissecting pan. The posterior end is curved in males and straight in females.
2. Make a shallow longitudinal cut the length of the worm and pin it open as illustrated below.
3. Identify the gut, ovary, oviduct, uterus, and vagina.
View a prepared slide of Trichinella in the muscle tissue of a host organism.
|Trichinella spiralis encysted |
in muscle tissue of a host