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Zoology Publications from Victoria University of Wellington—Nos. 58 to 61

Plate 1

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Plate 1

Fig. 1: Sagittal section of dorsal body wall in head region. Methyl green/pyronin stain, × 700.

C, cytoplasm of an epidermal cell; E, epidermis.

Fig. 2: Sagittal section of dorsal body wall. Mercury/bromphenol blue stain, × 1,000.

B, basement membrane; C, circular muscles; E, epidermis; L, longitudinal muscles; P, parenchyma; S, intraepidermal basiphil secretion.

Fig. 3: Sagittal section of caudal region showing caudal glands. Mercury/bromphenol blue stain, × 850.

E, ventral epidermis.

Fig. 4: Sagittal section of ventral body wall to show intraepidermal portions of subepidermal basiphil glands. Mercury/bromphenol blue stain, × 1,500. Note increasing intensity of staining towards epidermal surface.

E, epidermis; LM, longitudinal muscle; S, "sacs" of basiphil secretion.

Fig. 5: Sagittal section of ventral body wall in cephalic region. Sulphation/mowry colloidal iron method, × 800.

B, basiphil glands; E, epidermis.

Fig. 6: Sagittal section of ventral body wall in caudal region showing strongly fuchsinophil caudal glands (black). Falg stain, × 500.

B, basement membrane; E, epidermis.

Fig. 7: Sagittal section of cephalic region of animal showing adhesive glands opening through ventral epidermis. Mercury/bromphenol blue stain, × 400.

E, ventral epidermis; P, parenchyma; S, adhesive gland secretion.