Monday, March 17, 2014

Case of the Week 296

The following case was generously donated by Florida Fan.  This object was seen while reading an iodine-stained fecal sediment at 400x (approximately 175 microns in diameter).  Identification?



















6 comments:

Arthur Morris said...

Not like any parasite I am familiar with, maybe plant material?

Anonymous said...

Looks like a pretty flower..LOL! I would go with plant material as well!

Lee

Anonymous said...

I am used to see it in stool sometimes, but do not know, from which plant it comes. Hope that I will finally find out here.

Fred P said...

Pollen of some sort is my guess.

Anonymous said...

Acetabularia?

--bks

Tomáš Macháček said...

Definitely it's not a parasite, rather it looks like some plant trichome which somehow contaminated food. Compare it for example with Russian Silverberry trichomes (http://goo.gl/3yvkZ6).