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Old 08/16/2019, 02:56 PM   #1
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Worm ID

Does anyone know what type/kind of worm this is? (Please don't tell me it's a Bobitt worm...)

I wasn't able to get a photo of its head but it's at least between 12" - 16" long. I never saw the tail as it was still in the rock work.


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Old 08/16/2019, 03:53 PM   #2
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Can't tell without a picture of its head. It's the five antennae that are indicative of a Bobbit worm (aka Eunicid sp.).

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Old 08/16/2019, 04:00 PM   #3
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I'll try to get a photo of its head this weekend - I didn't have my phone handy at that time. I've seen its head twice now and it definitely has multiple antennae (more than 2).

What's the best way to catch it and get rid of it?


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Old 08/16/2019, 07:57 PM   #4
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Removing the rock and doing a freshwater (non-chlorinated) dip until it comes out is generally the best/easiest. Baiting a trap (like a 2 liter water bottle) is generally harder - these worms usually leave part of their body in their home rock, and are therefore hard to catch out.

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Old 08/24/2019, 04:08 PM   #5
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If you happen to catch him, I would love to take home off your hands. I have a tank ready for a Bobbitt to run and play in. I just can't find my own ��


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