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Postby val71 » Sun Jul 19, 2009 3:07 pm

hi everybody
I was digging up my back yard today and upon lifting up the old door mat that had been covered with grass i found a very weird worm. this worm is about 10 cm long and is black, with a white strip down its back and has a blue belly it also leaves like a slimy trail behind it where ever it goes, almost like a slug not not quite. i was wondering what sort of worm this is, what it does, why it is different than the other ground worms and why there arent any other worms like that. i live in south australia. i just found it strange and i have been looking for some information all over the net and cant find any information about it. if you need a photo i can take one if it would help.
thanks for the help people! :D
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Postby Darby » Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:09 pm

Does it have kind of an arrow-shaped front end? It might be a terrestrial planarian>
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Re: worms

Postby val71 » Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:49 am

hi again.
i think u are right dave. i think it is a terrestrial planarian. i typed in terrestrial planarian into google and this photo came up. i loooks exactly like the one i have. can u tell me anything about them?
www.flickr.com/photos/63479603@N00/2587395178
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Postby Darby » Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:28 am

They're from a group that's almost exclusively aquatic and/or parasitic, and includes the flukes and tapeworms.

http://silverfishattack.blogspot.com/20 ... rians.html
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Postby AstusAleator » Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:30 am

Very cool!
What did the parasitic Candiru fish say when it finally found a host? - - "Urethra!!"
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