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Old 01-30-2004, 03:05 AM   #1
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Live rock and tube worms.

Hi all, I saw some powdery liquid coming out from a hole of a LR, almost everyday they were ejected from the holes, not from the same LR/holes. sometimes from this, sometimes from that, what was those liquid stuff? I also saw one time that a string like thing coming out from a feather duster mouth, what was that?
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The tube was most likely a vermetid snail. They are sessile snails that grow in tube that resemble small featherduster tubes. Vermetids feed by sending out a web like mucous that traps food and then pulling it back into the tube.
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Wow, they send it out to trap food for them, hmm, but the string and the tube worm are not connected, the string will automatically get back to the worm?
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The string would stay connected if it was vermetid.
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