Aug 30, 2008

Worm Ball

Time for more worms. It's been awfully wormilicious around here lately . Don't tell my wife. She can't even say the word 'worm.' She calls them gusanos (Spanish) instead, just to short-circuit her gag reflex.

When last I posted on Morgan's selection of nemertean worm photos, I focused on the prettier ones. Now I think you're primed and ready for the uglier batch (plus, Morgan called me on it). Remember, these creepy-crawlies aren't your average earthworm. These aquatic worms are meant for one purpose: hunt and consume (well, and procreate, but I don't want to consider that). So enjoy the nemertean tangles below. I don't think I'll ever look at a ball of tangled Christmas light strands the same way again.

Thanks, Morgan.

Photo source: Luke Miller


















Photo source: Marlin.ac.uk


9 comments:

dave said...

Suddenly those gummy worms I ate by the handfuls as a kid don't look so good.

danielle said...

vomit.

I don't know any other languages, so my gag reflex is in full effect.

booge said...

Why? Is this nemertean whoopie? Too afraid I'll find something hella nasty if I try to look it up. C'mon, Morgan, et al., inquiring minds want to know.

Victorya said...

Thanks for the flashbacks, ick, ick. I'll NEVER forget the first time my first foster kitty finally crawled into my lap and out of its anus crawled (and curled) a mass of squirming wormlings.

ick, ick ick.

(I screamed, she never came on my lap again)

Raging Wombat said...

That is the worst thing I have ever heard. How wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Not to go into great detail but I accidentally saw a documentary of something similar to that happening to humans. A man was out fishing and was too hungry to cook it all the way. Will leave it at that.

Victorya wins though because having that happen in real life wold be traumatizing.

As for the pics! Yuck!

Victorya said...

Yes, it left me on medications (just in case because we were in the house together) and forever scarred when it comes to worms. Still the nightmarescome . . . .

niner said...

Oh hey. That anon post is me, whoops!

Geoffrey said...

"She calls them gusanos (Spanish) instead, just to short-circuit her gag reflex."

I think you mean Circumvent, rather than short-circuit. ;)