Worm captured in foldscope

I went for a walk in Big Canyon park in San Carlos, CA with my dog  after several days of rain.

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I picked up a piece of rotting wood and brought it home to check out w/ the foldscope. There was a layer of mud adhering to the bottom of the wood, and I saw some tiny worms crawling out of it. About 3-5millimeters long and very thin, but visible by eye.  I put one in a chamber and filmed it crawling around and eating. Dont know what kind of worm it is, but its transparent and fun to watch!

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. laksiyer says:

    Wonder what it is with segments. Some kind of annelid? Dont see the chaetae.

  2. Manu Prakash says:

    @Laks: Same thing – I also was looking for chaetae. Love the transparency and the view of the gut. What an incredible video @Mcyert. I know you only recently started Foldscoping – but you already are posting data as a Foldscope super user. This is so wonderful to see. Also; the dog is an important part – since he/she probably was the reason you noticed this little worm.

    Such a wonderful post..

    cheers
    manu

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