Rhabditiform larvae of Hook Worm under Foldscope

Early developmental larval stages (first and second) of soil-borne nematodes such asNecator, Ancylostoma, andStrongyloides, which precede the infectious third-stage filariform larva.

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. 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…

Help identify this worm

Part 1:  I just stumbled upon a strange “two colored worm” in algae mats on a rocky shore in Gulf of Mexico. It was a very agile worm; and I got some great videos on my Foldscope. I know the number of marine worm species is astronomical; but this is a really strange body. I…