Make sure your meat is cooked, or you’ll know more about the tapeworm than you want to.
The Taenia ovis is a nasty parasite that attaches itself to your intestines with hooks! They steal the nutrients that your body needs – so make sure your meat isn’t raw or undercooked and you won’t have to encounter these horrible worms! Luckily this plush version of the microbe is much more harmless!
Giant Microbes make excellent teaching aids as they assist students to develop an understanding of biology while taking a fun, hands on approach. No dissection required here!
Not for children under three years of age as parts may dislodge and become a choking hazard.
Tapeworm is 360mm long, 105mm wide and 70mm thick, made of cream medium pile polyester plush with polyester filling and plastic eyes. It also has beige string representing the hooks.