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what is this worm??? Answered

Hi.
I am about once a month finding a tiny wormlike thing that is white and moves its head. That's all it does. I've found them inside logs, even on *me* this morning! It's kind of gross and it would be nice to know what it is. It's about an inch long and maybe half a mm thick. Really tiny, but still easily visible. If you want me to ad a photo, tell me in the comments. Thanks in advance!!


Thanks for the sarcasm.

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rickharris (author)2015-01-16

I think a good photo would be useful. Also where in the worl are you. What is common here in the Uk isn't elsewhere.

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www139 (author)rickharris2015-01-17

I would believe you... if it didn't move...against the wind!!!!!! xD

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Kiteman (author)www1392015-01-17

If it has been recently stretched, or humidity is changing, natural fibres (such as cotton) can move in odd ways.

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www139 (author)rickharris2015-01-16

Yeah. I live in california USA. I'll get a good photo. Thanks for the input. :)

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rickharris (author)www1392015-01-17

I think I said good - that means in focus. What you show looks like a fibre rather than a living thing.

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liquidhandwash (author)2015-01-17

Your so lucky! thats the lava of the rare and endangered pacific northwest tree octopus. where did you find it?

You can report your sighting here

http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/

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FriendOfHumanity (author)2015-01-17

Tee hee hee !

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgellons

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iceng (author)2015-01-16

If .... its not a thread .... I would really be grossed ***out of my mind*** and rapidly see a medical doctor, a biologist with a microscope and review my personal habits !

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sixsmith (author)2015-01-16

I have no idea.
there are two or thee options for finding out locally. First, and most reliable, take a specimen or two to a local university and visit the biology department, second visit the local USDA extension office (I don't know how common they are out west), and third, take it by a local community college if there isn't a university near by.

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