All posts by Worm Researcher Anton

Red-striped Worm in Toilet is a Tubifex Worm

A man from the UK recently sent in this image of a small, thin, red-striped worm found on the rim of his toilet bowl. According to him, the worm is 1cm (0.39-inches) in length and was found after his son had used the toilet. Continue reading [...]

Worm With Tail Found Swimming in Bathroom is a Rat-tailed Maggot

A concerned reader recently sent in this image of a worm-like creature he has been finding in his bathroom for the past two months. He says it is about an inch in length and "swims like a worm, contracting and extending its body". Continue reading [...]

Worm on Bed a Carpet Beetle Larva or Maggot?

A reader sent in this image of a creature on her bed, asking us if it was either a carpet beetle larva or a maggot. The image displays a ovate creature with bristles around its body. One half of this critter's back is striped brown and beige, and the other is a solid brown. Continue reading [...]

White Slimy Creature on Kitchen Floor May be an Underdeveloped Slug

A reader from the UK found a white, slimy-looking creature on her kitchen floor. The creature is inconsistent in shape, its body having a round, thicker middle and then thinning out to a tip on one end, and into a more circular shape on the other, which seems to be curled into the body. The latter end also has a black circle with a white middle, and seems to have some discoloration. Continue reading [...]

Getting A Worm Infestation Abroad and How To Deal With It

A woman wrote to us about getting infested with horsehair worms while visiting Costa Rica, and wanted advice on how to permanently rid herself of them. Continue reading [...]

Clear Worm On Mattress Sticker May Be a Flea Larva

One of our readers sent in this photo of a translucent worm found beside her bed on her mattress sticker. She hopes to identify the creature, which appears to be transparent in color, with a body segmented into separate bulbous parts and a blackish-brown inside, as well as two cerci at its tail. Continue reading [...]
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