The hatching behavior of Echinostoma trivolvis miracidia and their responses to gravity, light and chemicals.

@article{Nollen1994TheHB,
  title={The hatching behavior of Echinostoma trivolvis miracidia and their responses to gravity, light and chemicals.},
  author={Paul M. Nollen},
  journal={International journal for parasitology},
  year={1994},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={637-42}
}
  • Paul M. Nollen
  • Published 1994 in International journal for parasitology
Echinostoma trivolvis eggs developed to mature miracidia in both dark and light culture conditions as early as 7 days. Hatching initially occurred in eggs exposed to incandescent light on day 11. Those exposed to fluorescent light first hatched on day 13. Maximum hatching (50+ miracidia/day) lasted only over a 3-day span with the entire hatching period being at the most 5 days. Eggs stored in complete darkness for 21 days developed to mature miracidia in 9 days, and, when exposed to light, gave… CONTINUE READING