glochidium

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glochidium

a lamellibranch larva possessing a small bivalve shell and a tentacle-like sucker for attachment to a fish.
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One of the attributes of the perfect Cactus Pear fruit is glochids that are easily removable by mechanical brushing [23].
37807 (Oct 08, 08- Feb 27, 09) Spring 2009 14 (Apr 08 - Jul 08, 09) Summer 2009 18 (Jul 01 - Sep 25, 09) Fall 2009 (Sep 18, 09- Jan 12, 10) Percent Eggsticks at Attachment Location (1) Dates Number Host Total Number Eggsticks Plant Eggsticks Areole/ Site Surveyed Examined Evaluated Glochid Pensacola Summer 2008 20 120 50 Beach (Jul 10- Sep 10, 08) St.
The pads are covered with spines as they mature, and at the base of each spine is a cluster of tiny glochids, which tend to be more miserable than the spines when they get into your mouth and tongue and lips.