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?

2 Answers

  • mejxu
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    This photo shows "Harpoon-shaped trichocysts". You could use pins or other needles or nails to embody them.

    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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