Use of electrical stimulation for discharging cnidom components of a species of Cerianthus (Anthozoa: Cnidaria)

Rifkin J.F. (1982) Use of electrical stimulation for discharging cnidom components of a species of Cerianthus (Anthozoa: Cnidaria). Marine Biology, 69 1: 31-36. doi:10.1007/BF00396957


Author Rifkin J.F.
Title Use of electrical stimulation for discharging cnidom components of a species of Cerianthus (Anthozoa: Cnidaria)
Journal name Marine Biology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0025-3162
Publication date 1982-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/BF00396957
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 69
Issue 1
Start page 31
End page 36
Total pages 6
Publisher Springer-Verlag
Subject 1104 Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Abstract Direct-current electrical stimulation was used as a means of discharging cnidom components from the marginal tentacles of a species of Cerianthus from Southern Queensland, Australia, in order to facilitate the study of cnidom components by light microscopy. The cnidom consists of b-rhabdoids (3 types), spirocysts, and ptychocysts. Threshold pulses of between 1 and 2 V with a frequency of 1 pulse per second for 2 sec discharge all types of cnidae. However, large numbers of certain cnida types discharge after a longer period of stimulation.
Q-Index Code C1
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