All posts by Worm Researcher Anton

Man Says He Suffers from Parasite-Induced Pain and Scabs

A reader says that parasites are plaguing his life, and he hopes that we can help identify the parasites for him. He has been experiencing severe pain in his leg and later realized he had "a row of small scabs" on his shin, which he proceeded to scrape off. Continue reading [...]

Bristly Worms on Bed are Carpet Beetle Larvae

A reader wrote to us recently about a "worm/bug" he has been finding on his bed sheets for several days in a row. Upon zooming in on one of the photos our reader sent in, the creature in question appears to be ovate in shape, black and white in color (though given the image's quality this is uncertain), and has bristles surrounding its body. Continue reading [...]

Brown Worms Roaming the Flower Garden are Millipedes

Tiny, long worms have been discovered moving slowly from this reader's flower garden to her new, 6-year old house. The worms in question are, according to our reader, brown in color, not fuzzy, and have no legs. Continue reading [...]

Black and White-Striped Larva in Flower Bed is a Turbulent Phosphilia Caterpillar

Multiple of the following worms were found by this reader in his flower bed while he was weeding. He suspects that these black and white creatures are beetle larvae, but wonders if we could help identify them. Continue reading [...]

Indianmeal Moth Larvae Infest This Man’s Kitchen in Portugal

These tiny white larvae were found in this man's kitchen in Portugal. After having moved into his new home in August, this reader has been spotting these larvae for several days in a row, and hopes that we can tell him what kind of larvae these are, and how they breed. Continue reading [...]

The Key to Breeding White Worms (Pot Worms)

A worm breeder in Ashford, Kent, England contacted us about a problem he has been having with breeding white worms, otherwise known as pot worms. Despite experiencing rapid growth initially, the white worms quickly "crashed" after a while, and our reader hopes we can clarify for him what he could be doing to keep the breeding consistent, and efficient. Continue reading [...]
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