Gasterophilus pecorum (eggs)

Gasterophilus pecorum is an obligate parasite of horses and other equids. Unlike the other species of Gasterophilus, who usually lay their eggs on the hair of the equids, adult G. pecorum lay eggs on blades of grass like the Stipa caucasica, near water and the paths used by the equids. Once the egg is consumed by the host, a larva emerges and makes it way into equid’s digestive tract where it will remain for 9–10 months to mature.

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Specimens sold in alcohol are sent in clear, archival-quality glass vials with poly-seal caps to prevent evaporation. They are sent with alcohol-proof, typed specimen data labels.

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