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Horsehair worms

Post: # 292834Post Odsox
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:18 pm

This is new to me that I thought I'd share.
A few days ago when it was a thoroughly wet day something in the middle of my window caught my eye. At first I thought it was one of my missuses hairs caught on the wet window, by watching it, it was obviously alive and mobile.
I just remembered to look it up and apparently it's a Horsehair Worm, harmless and fairly common, but I certainly have never seen one before.
It lives in water, but I have no idea how it came to be in the centre of my window (on the outside that is)
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Post: # 292835Post Green Aura
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:22 pm

Very interesting, I've never heard of them either. It was obviously brought in by the rain. It does look light enough to be picked up by a fairly mild breeze.
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