I don't know if I have posted these here before, but I just again this morning passed more of these parasite egg sacs in a coffee enema- these aren't the greatest pictures, but they definetly were little worms that would have hatched out. They look like bot-fly larvae with reddish/brown little lines in them, and they float.
The eggs were whitish/yellowish to begin with, almost translucent- and the longer I had them in alcohol the darker they got. "Spongy" feel to them.
Why I'm sure they are round worm sacs too, is I that both times I have gotten them, I have also clearly killed an adult worm, which shows up as stringy, dark brown, mucousy stuff. I've killed enough worms that I know for sure when I've killed a good sized worm- and each time I have been positive it's been a round worm kill.
The 2nd picture shows one pretty clearly- next to it is one that had an actual small worm hanging out of it.
what do ascaris eggs look like??? What I thought were ascaris eggs were in a string, along with actual ascaris too.
Great pics -- thanks. Also, thank you for adding the quarter -- it helps give with a perspective on the size.
I can only give you my account of ascaris eggs that I observed that were in sacs. I've described these before on the P Forum & Humaworm. In my observance, ascaris eggs looked like little pearls in an oval thick whitish sac that was somewhat flat, approximately 2-2.5 inchs. There were about 8 eggs inside. The sacs were strung together by a membrane. The size of the pearl-like eggs would be fitting considering that ascaris worms are larger than other nematodes. When I did research on what I found, I had learned that when eggs are in sacs, they are fertilized by a male worm. Supposedly, male worms don't exist in the body but the question does arise, how is it possible to have fertilized eggs if males don't exist? I haven't observed unfertilized eggs, but I'm assuming that the pearl-like eggs when mature might exist freely and are in embedded in feces.