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Old 06-25-2019, 07:54 PM
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Hi everybody. I'm brand new here. I just found these guys in my dwarf purple isopod culture. These worms are super small, kind of white/translucent, and they are pretty wiggly. Are these nematodes, or the dreaded nemerteans? Sorry for the bad quality video. I got as close as I could. Thanks!

https://youtu.be/oj-zsfFg56g
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Old 06-26-2019, 01:41 AM
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Hard to say from the video, but take a look here, at what I think is the definitive thread on these cute little guys:

https://www.dendroboard.com/forum/ge...emerteans.html

In any case, if your isos are doing well, don't worry about it. If you are worried about it, pull some of the isos and start a fresh culture with fresh "sterilized" media.

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Old 06-26-2019, 03:49 AM
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Greetings,

Your video is too small to get a clear id but it is good enough to rule our terrestrial flatworms (true nemerteans are very uncommon viv pests).

From the motion I could see, they look like nematodes. They could possibly be fly larva or annelids but I tend to think nematodes.
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Old 06-26-2019, 03:12 PM
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Well that is relieving if their movement looks like nematodes! I read that nemerteans aren't often found in groups. In my case, there are a bunch lumped up together in pretty close proximity.
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