Two 16 mm color films were made to help fill a general need for instructional motion pictures in the area of Parasitology. One film "Haemonchus contortus, a Sheep Stomach Worm," deals with a nematode parasite of sheep, showing all stages of its external development and including a time-lapse sequence of the embryonation of the egg. The other film, "Some Parasites of Freshwater Fishes," shows six parasites; Ichthyophthirius multifiliis, Cotylurus erraticus, Dactylogyrus sp., Lernaea cyprinacea, Trichodina sp., and Diplostomum spathaceum for the first time in motion pictures. The films were photographed through a Wild dissecting scope and a Reichert Universal Camera Microscope, employing the techniques of brightfield, darkfield, phase contrast and Nomarski interference microscopy. The films are available from the Parasitology Laboratory of the Department of Zoology at Brigham Young University.
College and Department
Plant and Wildlife Sciences
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hilton, Stephen Homer, "Cinemicrography of selected parasites of fishes and of free-living stages of Haemonchus contortus" (1974). Theses and Dissertations. 7777.
Fishes; Parasites; Sheep; Helminths