Tapeworm of the Pig Zoological Poster


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Tapeworm of the Pig Zoological Poster - Taenia solium

The Science:

The Pork Tapeworm is an intestinal parasitic flatworm which can be transmitted to humans by eating undercooked infected meat, and can be transmitted to pigs by contact with human feces containing embryonated eggs. The adult Tapeworm consists of a Scolex (or head), with four suckers radially arranged around a Rostellum, a spiny, hooked structure used to penetrate the intestinal mucosa and attach to the intestinal wall. The further body of the worm is then produced in the form of Proglottids, or segments gradually forming a long tape-like ribbon. Each segment contains a separate digestive tract and reproductive system and each absorbs nutrients from the food passing through the host’s body. as it grows away from the Scolex, it matures until only the reproductive tract carrying eggs remains, and then is shed and evacuated with the host’s feces. This is one of a wonderful series of Scientific German Educational Charts, created in the 1950s and 60s and still produced by the original printer, internationally recognized for producing educational science charts since 1929. These charts are issued today using the original film and same methods as the first printing. They are printed without inscription for both classroom study and decorative purposes, with special attention paid to botanical detail and scientific accuracy.

The Story:

Mounted on linen canvas stretched on wooden rods for display, each measures 44.5 inches tall by 32.25 inches wide (85 cm x 120 cm), and comes with a nylon cord strung through the top wooden rod for easy hanging. Each comes securely rolled and will be shipped to you in a sturdy mailing tube. These lovely botanical posters are large, colorful and impressive pieces of science decor. Add a touch of vintage classroom style to your home today!


SKU: HD-PO0063
Dimensions: 36"W x 46.5"H
Scientific Name: Taenia solium
Origin: Germany
Material: Linen backed canvas
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