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Postby Why,Why not » Mon May 01, 2006 6:16 pm

Hello and thank you for reading my first post.
Im wondering what type of creature is in my septic system, ive never seen one before and I have absolutly no idea as to what classifacation
they are. please excuze me but im not very familiar with sceintific names and the like. I have taken a picture of two of them together. hopefully soembody can tell me what they are.
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Postby Why,Why not » Mon May 01, 2006 6:19 pm

Oh and i also forgot to mention that they seem to bunch up in clumps of atleast 30. they also seem to reprouduce extremely fast, in one day they went from about 10-20 to over 50.




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Postby MrMistery » Mon May 01, 2006 6:54 pm

How big are they? Is that picture life size or magnified?
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Postby Why,Why not » Mon May 01, 2006 6:57 pm

Thanks for replying.
There about an inch and a quarter fully extended (with tale). the tank there in is about 3x3 feet.
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Postby MrMistery » Mon May 01, 2006 7:03 pm

sorry, can't think of anything. They look like some kind of worm, but there are no worms that i know of with tails. Deffinetly invertebrates.
They look like some giant flagelates...
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Postby Why,Why not » Mon May 01, 2006 7:07 pm

Thanks again for the reply.
Whats a flagelate, sorry im not very good with scientific names :oops: .

I can get some more pictures if the would help.
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Postby Why,Why not » Mon May 01, 2006 8:40 pm

If anybody else has some input i'd love to hear it. thanks to everybody and please reply soon because i'm supposed to write a report on them and i have absoulutly no idea of what they are other than what mr.mistery has already helpfully provided.
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Postby bookworm29 » Mon May 01, 2006 9:48 pm

flagelate is an organism with a tail on it.the tail is usually long unlike cilia which are very small appendages on the surface of some organisms even in our trachea.
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Postby AstusAleator » Tue May 02, 2006 1:30 am

They look like flagellate bacteria... but no bacteria get to be 1.5 inches long... Maybe they're some kind of larvae? Could you post another picture please?

Upon closer examination, it looks like they could be a type of worm hatching out of an egg-casing?

Perhaps cnidaria...? except your sewer's not saline (probably)
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Postby Why,Why not » Wed May 03, 2006 6:53 pm

I'd be happy to get more pictures, and i figured out what was wrong with my camera so they should be better.

I don't think the're larva because they seemed to reprouduce.either that or a bunch of eggs hatched :?: anyway thanks for helping.
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Postby Why,Why not » Wed May 03, 2006 7:11 pm

Ok i just got some more photos, and a couple more details. They all seem to be differen't sizes ranging from 3 quarter inch to 2 inch including tale.
I also noticed that they seem to jet up to the surface to get air or something else.
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Postby Why,Why not » Wed May 03, 2006 7:13 pm

Thats strange, it only seemed to post one picture out of two.
ill add the other on now.
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