The ovarioles were of the telotrophic meroistic type, wherein nurse cells in the distal germarium
provide nutrients to developing follicles contained in the vitellarium (Chapman 1998).
In the present study, this parasite revealed that the position of the gonads, with germarium
anterior superimposed on testis, is consistent with another Ameloblastella species.
which have unpaired ovaries without pairing of the germarium
, and this is considered by other authors to be the most derived model among the millipedes.
55 (43-88; n = 12) long, 41 (30-50; n = 12) wide, ovate.
mexicanus Harold, normally complete only three nesting cycles, after which (approximately 180 days following adult emergence) the germarium
of the ovary is very reduced.
In insects treated with 200 ppm azadirachtin, the cyst formation around the spermatogonia in the germarium
was inhibited without any further development to spermatocytes and with the appearance of many vacuoles (Figs 17, 18).