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Red, String-Like Worm in Bathroom Sink is a Tubificid Worm (Tubifex Tubifex)

A "red, string-like" worm was found in the bathroom sink of this woman in East Texas. According to our "horrified" reader, the worm was "wiggling out of the overflow", and she has never seen anything like it before. 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 [...]

Planarian Flatworms Found in San Diego Water Feature

Several worms of different shapes and sizes were pulled out from a water feature in San Diego by this reader who is having trouble identifying them. The worms appear to be clear and tan in color, long in length, but flat in girth. It is difficult to tell from the image if they are textured, or smooth/slimy, but given their transparency, we would place more bets on these worms being slimy to the touch. Continue reading [...]

Unidentified Worms Burrow into Snorkeler’s Skin in Crystal River, FL

A reader contacted us after finding tiny worms burrowing into her skin when snorkeling with manatees in Crystal River, Florida. When exiting the water in a shallow area called Jurassic Springs, she found one worm on top of her hand, and another on top of her foot. Naturally, this scared her, and she asks for our help in identifying the worms. Continue reading [...]

Green Paddle Worms Found on Beach in La Paz, Mexico

One of our readers recently sent in a video from the beaches of La Paz, Mexico of a cluster of worms he discovered. He states that the worms vary in size, but estimates that the largest of them are "about the length of a toothpick" and about half the diameter of one. Continue reading [...]

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 [...]
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