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Table III.

Measurements of Trichosomoides nasalis at different stages related to time and localization in orally infected Arvicanthis niloticus. All measurements in micrometres.

Stage Body length Width at mid-body Total oesophagus length Muscular oesophagus length Apex to vulva Days post-infection Localization
Larvaa 208 18 140 60 3 abdominal
Moulting larva 490 25 275 90 9 abdominal
Moulting larva 750 30 380 120 12 abdominal
Moulting larva 1,425 25 820 165 17 abdominal
Male at 4th moult 1,400 40 780 150 19 thoracic
Male at 4th moult 1,600 40 900 140 19 thoracic
Adult male 2,000 35 1,170 155 17 abdominal
Adult male 2,000 40 1,100 160 19 thoracic
Adult male 2,100 40 1,100 160 20 nasal
4th stage female 2,550 50 1,170 215 1,150 17 thoracic
4th stage female 3,625 45 1,450 225 1,500 19 thoracic
Female at 4th moult 4,500 50 1,500 200 1,550 19 thoracic
Female at 4th moult 4,650 60 1,700 200 1,750 21 nasal
Adult female 4,700 60 1,650 210 1,700 21 nasal
Adult female 5,400 70 1,720 225 1,800 21 nasal
Adult female 6,400 90 1,800 225 1,850 21 nasal
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