Taenia Cysticercus Stage

  • Infective stage to humans
Morphological Features
  • Size: About 10 mm in diameter; but size varies greatly
  • White and oval in shape; visible to naked eye as shiny white dots on meat
  • Has a fluid filled bladder consisting of a single invaginated scolex
  • Upon ingestion, the scolex evaginates and begins development into an adult

Magnification X10