In figure 107 one sees the spireme divided into segments still joined by linin bridges.
As in most of the other species of Coleoptera, the unequal pair is not distinguishable until the spireme stage.
This body is often applied to the nuclear membrane and connected with the spireme (figs. 84-86).
In iron-hæmatoxylin preparations this pair is often obscured by parts of the spireme which are tangled around it.
The spireme here, as also in figure 99, is fine and closely interwound.
It is closely applied to the nuclear membrane and is connected with an end of the spireme (figs. 51-54).
In this process the chromatin becomes a convoluted thread, called the Skein or spireme.
At first it is quite small, and it gradually increases in size during the spireme stage.
Figure 55 shows the spireme segmented and split longitudinally.
In figure 99 and again in figure 100 the element x is joined to the spireme as it is throughout the spireme stage.