Experimental life history of Spirometra erinacei.

  title={Experimental life history of Spirometra erinacei.},
  author={S. H. Lee and Jeoung Soon We and Woon-Mok Sohn and Sung Tae Hong and Jong Yil Chai},
  journal={Kisaengch'unghak chapchi. The Korean journal of parasitology},
  volume={28 3},
The complete life cycle of Spirometra erinacei has been experimentally maintained in the laboratory. The cyclops were reared as the first intermediate host, and the tadpoles of Rana nigromaculata as the second intermediate host. ICR mice were used as another second host. The experimental definitive hosts were dogs and cats. Maturation and hatching of the eggs took 8 to 14 days by incubation at 29 degrees C. The coracidium measured 43.8 x 36.9 microns. Mesocyclops leuckarti and Eucyclops… CONTINUE READING
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