Jar Museum - ascaris megalocephala / horse parasite

Condition: Used

Bocal Museum also called flute.

Old glass jar filled with alcohol. Closed by an emery cap.

From the estate of a former veterinarian who worked at the Ecole Vétérinaire de Maisons-Alfort. These jars are from his work at the school.

It contains a Parasite - Ascaris megalocephala - male specimen due to the crochet shape of its end.

In the 19th and early 20th centuries, this parasite was called Ascaris megalocephala in the scientific literature. This is what allows us to say that the flute dates from the beginning of the 20th century, certainly before the 1920s.

Today it is called Parascaris equorum, it is an intestinal worm infecting the horse. It is commonly referred to as Ascaris in horse breeders. It is a round worm parasite specific to horse, bee and zebra species. It cannot infect humans or other animals. Present all over the world, it is one of the parasites of the horse that it is the most difficult to get rid of.

A glass plate inside the flute prevents the specimen from floating and also allows a better study by pressing the pennatule against the Walls.

The alcohol level has dropped. Silicone has been added to the emery cap to improve sealing.

Flute blown in the mouth, trace of the cane.

Height 32cm
Diameter of the base 9cm. Diameter of the tube: 5cm

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