Abstract

In Part I of this series of "Studies in Australian Athecate Hydroids," I described and figured the external characters of a new species of Myriothela, M. harrisoni, from the South Coast of New South Wales. The specimens, which were collected on the undersides of rocks below low-water mark at Bulli, were fixed in sublimate-acetic-alcohol and transferred to 70% alcohol. Serial sections of the hydranths with their attached blastostyles and gonophores were cut in a transverse direction, and afterwards stained with Ehrlich's haematoxylin followed by eosin. Grubler's picro-carmine proved a very useful stain for the differentiation of the fibrillar structure of the supporting lamella in the capitulum of the tentacles. For the study of the nematocysts, some of the sections were stained in methylene blue and orange G. The sections were cut in thicknesses varying from 6 to 8 microns.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Briggs, 1930, Rec. Aust. Mus. 18(1): 5–14
Author
E. A. Briggs
Year
1930
Title
Studies in Australian athecate hydroids. No. III. The histology of Myriothela harrisoni, Briggs
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
18
Issue
1
Start Page
5
End Page
14
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.18.1930.714
Language
English
Plates
plates i–iii
Date Published
10 November 1930
Cover Date
10 November 1930
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Digitized
05 February 2009
Available Online
05 March 2009
Reference Number
714
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