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Old 12-09-2003, 12:09 PM   #1
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fast worms in LR leaving piles of powdery grey stuff

I have been trying to ID these worms, it's probably some common worm, but please humor me

They live in the LR, are uniformly round (i.e. not tapered) are 1/8 in diameter, appear to have lots of very small segments, are sorta greyish pink in color, have little antennae, and poke out of the LR and then kazow they suck back in.

I have been noticing piles of grey "powder" at the bases of some LR, in a peaked shape like it's been poured out there, and I think these worms are responsible for doing this because today I saw one of these exact worms come out of the rock to "poop out" an enormous amount of this same substance onto a pile and then it went back into the rock really fast.

It was both fascinating and gross at the same time, kinda like watching Sumo wrestling.
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are they bristle worms? Check out the photos of the Common Critters that FishFreak has as a sticky topic.
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These guys are smooth.
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Sounds like peanut worms to me, look at this:

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/sipuncula/sipuncula.html
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These guys are smooth.
LOL snapcrackler, I didn't even look at who asked the question. I must have just read a bunch of newbie posts before yours, and just assumed yours was one of them. LOL...

Anyway I'm quite sure you know a bristleworm when you see one.
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