Australian Museum Journal Studies in Australian athecate hydroids. No. III. The histology of Myriothela harrisoni, Briggs

Shortform:
Briggs, 1930, Rec. Aust. Mus. 18(1): 5–14
Author(s):
Briggs, E. A.
Year published:
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
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (94kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (2782kb PDF)

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.