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Old 06-16-2006, 09:39 PM   #1
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Something is eating my leather!!!

No wonder my leather is dying. It started to turn white few days ago. But today I tried to investigate it and when I lifted it up I saw there was a tube thing connected to the stalk of it. I guess is some sort of worms but couldn't see what worm it is. Then I pull the tube build with sand and stuffs off then I realized there was a hole drill into the leather!!! Looks like someone has put a Dremel through it. I think whatever it is it will be still inside the leather and living inside it and eating it.

Is this the work of a bristle worms? I know I shouldn't have placed the leather near the rock but I thought I saw many people placing their corals on the rocks did I do anything wrong?

So sad I will just have to throw the leather away now.

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Old 06-16-2006, 11:44 PM   #2
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i know thier are types of snails that will eat leathers from the inside out but i dont realy know anything about them

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Old 06-17-2006, 06:41 AM   #3
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Any chance you could post a picture?
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Old 06-17-2006, 11:43 AM   #4
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Don't throw anything away, unless it is rotting and smells really, really bad. Leathers will get a nasty looking mucus and shed it all at once. It looks nasty, but is only temporaray.

If the thing really looks like it is going to die, and whatever it is is spreading, I would frag off a piece of the leather that was not 'sick' or whatever.

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