Happy New Years! I have 2 announcements to make with this post. First, we will be "opening" 2017 with a beautiful case from Florida Fan (see below). Second, I want to announce that I have a new website: http://parasitewonders.com. This website will serve as a repository for the cases that I post on my blog (in an easy-to-search A through Z format). The website also contains a flashcards feature where you can test your knowledge of common and uncommon parasites. I will continue to populate the image bank and flashcards as I post new cases, so I \encourage you to bookmark this page and check back often.
So now, on to the case:
This object was identified in a concentrate stool specimen. The photograph was taken at 400x, and the object measures just over 150 micrometers in length. No further history is available. Identification?
Every week I will post a new Case, along with the answer to the previous case. Please feel free to write in with your answers, comments, and questions. Also check out my image archive website at http://parasitewonders.com. Enjoy!
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