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Bloodworm

Bloodworm

1. The filarial parasite of sheep, Elaeophora schneideri.

2. Red aquatic larvae of certain dipterous gnats and midges.

3. Marine annelids in the family Terebellidae with soft bodies and red blood.

4. Blood-inhabiting worms, such as the blood flukes of man in the genus schistosoma.


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Re: Why can't hemolymph in insects carry oxigen??

Bloodworm is a very generic term, but I don't know of any that are insect larvae - they usually are some type of annelid, which do use oxygen carriers in their blood as the main distribution system.

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by Darby
Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:42 pm
 
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