Sunday, October 26, 2008

10-25-08 Mystery Worm

Some of the Future Scientists may have seen the mystery worm collected by the group's intrepid leader.

Upon further review, this worm was a "hammerhead worm" or a "land planarian".

The sample picture is from the University of Florida site There, you can read more about the natural history of this worm, and how it would totally crush an earthworm in a fight.

Just as a teaser to read more: the land planarian has an interesting primary form of reproduction - it rips off its butt and the nubbin grows a head and becomes a new worm. Check it out!

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