98159C

98159C
Caption: Bloodworm head (Chironomus tetans). The aquatic larval stage of a midge. The bloodworm has an iron-porphyrin protein respiratory pigment (red) in its blood and tissue fluids which corresponds to hemoglobin in vertebrates. This larva is important in the aquatic food chain.
Magnification*: x22
Type: SEM
Copyright 1999 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
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