Please help me identify this creature

John Peloquin peloquin at galaxy.ucr.edu
Thu Oct 7 16:13:05 EST 1999


Sounds a lot like a Nematomorph to me.

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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