|Polypodium hydriforme...a parasitic cnidarian!|
Mountain Conference of Parasitologists is a great way to learn more about parasites and to meet fellow parasitophiles. (Actually, I was able to help design a RMCP t-shirt for this year's conference...it had the word
|Diagram of a cnidocyst.|
|Normal, black eggs among infected eggs. The arrows show |
abnormal eggs and the circle denotes a mature stolon.
|A mature stolon with everted tentacles.|
|Another mature, free-living stolon.|