Found in Goldfish pond, length approx. 200mm.
these internal parasites of the likes of weta and spiders cause their worm-filled hosts to stagger towards water. We found this worm in a kick sample of the stream.
Location: Makunda Christian Hospital, Karimganj District, Assam
Date: 21st September 2014
Equipment: Nikon D800 with Micro-Nikkor 105mm
@9am horsehair worm caught near toad/frog tadpoles
Gusano nematomorfo del genero Gordius en un arroyo cercano a Hueyapan, sierra norte de Puebla.
Common name, horsehair worm. Amazing creatures. We found a couple of them in the day time and went back at night and found several that were breeding in pools of water that were drying up.
Found next to a dead potato bug.
After a rain, I found this very thin worm-like thing. It was white, other than a dark front tip, and thin like a plant root tip. I saw two of them.
Nematomorpha (sometimes called Gordiacea, and commonly known as horsehair worms or Gordian worms) are a phylum of parasitoid animals superficially similar to nematode worms in morphology, hence the name. They range in size in most species from 50 to 100 centimetres (20 to 39 in) long and can reach in extreme cases up to 2 metres, and 1 to 3 millimetres (0.039 to 0.12 in) in diameter. Horsehair worms can be discovered in damp areas such as watering troughs, swimming...