Kirby asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 1 decade ago

What to use for trichocyst on paramecium cell model?

Hi, I'm making a paramecium cell for my cell model project. It has these carrot-shaped organelles called "trichocysts." What are some things that I could use to make a trichocyst for my cell?

Also: Are trichocysts in a Paramecium Caudatum cell found all over the organism, or only in one area, such as the mouth?

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  • mejxu
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    This photo shows "Harpoon-shaped trichocysts". You could use pins or other needles or nails to embody them.

    http://www.expasy.ch/spotlight/back_issues/003/

    Paramecium ejects trichocyts in order to better capture food. These trichocyts are filled with proteins.

    Trichocysts can also be used as a method of self-defense.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    May I have some of whatever you're having

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