slime trails

anna schieber anna.schieber at prodigy.net
Sun Nov 26 05:30:47 EST 2000


 From my readings I gather that polychates are typically covered with a 
mucous coating and that some also live in mucous stabilized tubes in the 
sediment.  Do errant polychates leave behind a sediment trail while they 
move through the sediment (say a layer of sand)?  And if so, is there any 
literature discussing this and about the longevity of the slime trails once 
the worm has moved on?  The question has relevance for observations in 
bioturbated sandstones.  

Juergen Schieber (UT Arlington, Geology) 

anna.schieber at prodigy.net


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