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Red Worms Infesting Woman’s Bathroom are Bloodworms

Red, "free-moving, thread-like" worms of varying lengths were discovered in the bathroom of this concerned woman. She says they look "dangerous and unpredictable" given their speed, and worries that they might be parasitic to humans. Continue reading [...]

Red Worms in Man’s Toilet are Midge Fly Larvae

Red worms were found in the toilet bowl belonging to this man, who wishes that we identify them and provide instructions on how to get rid of them. The picture provided does not offer much insight into what these worms look like, other than the fact that they are minuscule in size, and that their bodies are very flexible, and they can bend and curl in many different ways. Continue reading [...]

Long Worm Found in Toilet is a Lumbricus Rubellus Earthworm

A reader recently sent in this image of a long, brown worm she found in her toilet. She is trying to determine if the worm is an earthworm or an intestinal parasite. Continue reading [...]

Red-striped Worm in Toilet is a Red Midge Fly Larva

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 [...]

Are Frozen Bloodworms in Freezer Safe?

One of our readers dropped a few frozen bloodworms in his freezer and asked us if it was safe. Since bloodworms are generally considered to be harmless, we believe that it is perfectly safe. Continue reading [...]

Is Worm Used as Fishing Bait a Bloodworm?

One of our readers asked us to identify a bloodworm she used for fishing in Maine. Sadly, we don't know the species of this marine bloodworm. Continue reading [...]
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