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Unread 04/06/2008, 01:09 PM   #1
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3 foot Euncid worm captured!

Thanks to Tim from ABC reefs for help apprehending sea serpent.

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Worm in and under rock:





3 FEET RETRACTED!

I bet stretched out it could reach 4 to 5 feet



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Unread 04/06/2008, 01:26 PM   #2
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Dang! That thing is amazing!!!

Can that thing play football?? Sign that baby up to the Cuse!!! We can use him!


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Unread 04/06/2008, 01:29 PM   #3
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Wow! That's big


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Unread 04/06/2008, 02:40 PM   #4
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Wow!

Do you have a positive ID on that bad boy? Is your coral munching caper solved?

BTW: The pictures make it look like it went rather smoothly. Personally, I was hoping for more shennanigans, tomfoolery and grabass.


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Unread 04/06/2008, 03:21 PM   #5
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Tim and I were quite uneasy about how everything came out of the tank. Re aquascaping was a snap. Tim said "that was so easy". Before he finished the sentence he knew we would be jinxed. Not sure what's gonna happen, but ready for anything.

The worm is headed for a giant jar of formalyn in Tim's basement. He's weird like that.


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Unread 04/06/2008, 03:26 PM   #6
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tim's believe it or not museum just got it's first exhibit.


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Unread 04/06/2008, 03:30 PM   #7
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What a hobby.


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Unread 04/06/2008, 03:45 PM   #8
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Sadly, Tim has quite a few pickled curiosities in his basement already. Whatever, as long as that things outta my house!


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Unread 04/06/2008, 03:46 PM   #9
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they must be in his "backroom"


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Unread 04/06/2008, 03:58 PM   #10
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Like in the movie "Independance Day".


"...or as we like to call it, the freak show."


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Unread 04/06/2008, 04:44 PM   #11
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It's Alive!!!

Well I may be a little off but my broken footed business partner wants me to keep it alive. Thinking new mascot. Name suggestions? Maybe anyone who reaches through the liverock and doesn't get attached a la Flash Gordon, wins a prize.


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Unread 04/06/2008, 04:47 PM   #12
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Congrats on getting that thing out of the tank.


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Unread 04/06/2008, 06:22 PM   #14
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I can't stop looking at it!!!!!

It's gross but I goota look

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Unread 04/06/2008, 07:37 PM   #15
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Unread 04/06/2008, 07:51 PM   #16
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"I will hug him and love him and pet him and pat him and call him George".


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Unread 04/06/2008, 08:38 PM   #17
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Re: It's Alive!!!

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Well I may be a little off but my broken footed business partner wants me to keep it alive. Thinking new mascot. Name suggestions? Maybe anyone who reaches through the liverock and doesn't get attached a la Flash Gordon, wins a prize.
I think this is a great idea. What a good PR move!
Awesome worm. I think you can put away the surveillance camera now, Cully.

how about naming the worm "spitzer"


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Unread 04/06/2008, 10:53 PM   #18
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Holy crap! I think i might have a nightmare involving that thing tonight


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Unread 04/07/2008, 05:05 AM   #19
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thats awesome... with all those horror stories going on on these forums i keep looking at my own tank, noticing tiny bristle worms, and thinking

"one day you'll be causing me so much trouble"...

My wife's pretty freaked out about those bastards too.....


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Unread 04/07/2008, 07:12 AM   #20
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UUurrgghhh ... that's one Gross looking Worm ... I'd chop 'em into pieces with my Meat Cleaver .... Yuck!!


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Unread 04/07/2008, 09:30 AM   #21
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EW ! I guess I should stop complaining about the two that are in my tank.

They are between 8 - 10 inches now.


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Unread 04/07/2008, 11:51 AM   #22
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OK, I'll play the noob... Why did you take this worm out of your tank? Is it just one more thing you are trying as part of your quest to figure out what's eating your corals? Or, did you actually see it eating your corals?

Articles like this one seem to indicate that (while ugly) these worms are o.k.
http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2003-04/rs/index.php

Isn't the author of this article a possible speaker at at upcoming event? Maybe it would be something to have him comment on?


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Unread 04/07/2008, 01:18 PM   #23
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Most likely an eunicid but I don't see a head. Are you sure you got the whole thing? Because if you didn't the anterior end will regenerate the rest of the body over time.


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Unread 04/07/2008, 01:36 PM   #24
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...Isn't the author of this article a possible speaker at at upcoming event? Maybe it would be something to have him comment on?
Certainly Dr. Shimek could provide lots of interesting information about these guys, but he often passes these "worm" related questions on to Leslie... who was kind enough to stop by.

Capt, do you have any closeup pictures of the head? I'd be very interested in Leslie's thoughts on what you were/are dealing with and the likelyhood that it is your coral nipping culprit.

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Unread 04/07/2008, 02:51 PM   #25
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Gross Tim , I'm not even gonna show cristy , she wouldn't sleep for weeks if I did lol


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