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Slimy, Brown Worm Found in Shower is a Hammerhead Flatworm

"Flatworm?" asks this reader, who found a peculiar critter in his shower. The critter in question appears to be black in color, with a gray/beige underside, and a thin, but long body that is able to curl up on itself. Continue reading [...]

The Parasite-Infected Peoples of the Gulf Coast and How Medical Communities Can Engage Them

A previous reader of ours from Crystal Springs Florida, who wrote in about what he guessed was scabies, has contacted us again with a very interesting question. He asks, "how can we get the medical community to re-engage the parasitic population that is beginning to steadily increase, specifically around the gulf coast?" Continue reading [...]

The Secret to Regeneration Lies With the Worms!

It is no secret that across the multitude of species of worms in the world, there are some that possess incredible abilities. These abilities have always been thought to be exclusive to these invertebrates and beyond the capabilities of a human being, until now. Continue reading [...]

The Hammerhead Flatworms of France and the Threat They Pose

France, like many other regions in the world, only recently discovered the presence of flatworms in their country. They, like most other countries, are concerned about the presence of this invasive species and what it means for the survival of their existing wildlife. Continue reading [...]
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Hammerhead Worms: What are They?

The hammerhead worm is a creature that fascinates many, mainly for its bizarre appearance. However, it seems as though little is known about these worms by the general public, and so this article will investigate just exactly what hammerhead worms are and how we should respond to them. Continue reading [...]

Hermaphroditism in Worms

A hermaphrodite is an organism that possesses either a complete or partial set of both male and female reproductive organs. This article will explore hermaphroditism in worms: what it means to be hermaphroditic and why it is beneficial. Continue reading [...]
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