Nematomorpha

Monroe Pastermack keloid at hooked.net
Tue Oct 5 23:31:39 EST 1999


I would say that you saw Horsehair worms ---

See:

http://ohioline.ag.ohio-state.edu/hyg-fact/2000/2112.html

http://www.uky.edu/Agriculture/Entomology/entfacts/struct/ef613.htm

Monroe

Paul27 wrote:
> 
> I have a small goldfish pond in my backyard. Yesterday, as I lifted a plastic container
> out of my pond (it
> had originally held a plant, which had floated out of it)I noticed a brown cord woven
> through part of the
> container. It was about 7 inches long, and almost as thick as a kite string (but not
> quite that thick).
> At first I thought it was a cord I had used to tie the plant to the container, but it started
> moving. What kind
> of worm could this be? Is it some sort of parasite? Is there anywhere on the web that
> has pictures to help
> me identify this creature?
> Paul27 at hotmail.NOSPAMcom
> (Please remove the NOSPAM from my email address before replying. Thanks)

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