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Cream Colored, Tailed Worm in Toilet is a Rat-tailed Maggot

"What is this worm?" asks our reader about this cream-colored creature she put in a glass jar. The creature looks to be an ovate shape, with a thin tail emerging from one end of its body. Continue reading [...]

Noodle-Like Gray Worms in Swimming Pool May Be Roundworms

"I just found these after vacuuming my pool" says this reader about a tangle of gray worms pictured below in the photograph our reader sent us. "They are quite long and active" and are "at least two inches" in length. "What are they?" our reader asks. Continue reading [...]

Dead, Pink-Brown Worms by Kitchen Sink are Tubifex Worms

"What on Earth are these worms?" asks this reader, who found a batch of pinkish, dead worm-like creatures beside her kitchen sink. She has since cleaned the worms up and bleached her entire counter and sink. Continue reading [...]

Skinny, Red Worms in Sandbox in Florida are Midge Fly Larvae

Red worms were found in the sandbox of this reader's daughter in the south of Florida; our reader wonders if he needs to be concerned about the worms, or if they are harmless. The worms in question are a bright red color, skinny, and vary in length from below an inch to "3 inches long". 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 [...]

New Species of Nematode Discovered with Three Sexes

In the human world, matters of gender and sex are topical and have been debated for many years, but it seems in the world of worms, they simply do not care. One such mascot of this is a new species of worm discovered in California which has three sexes. Continue reading [...]
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