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    something crawling in my sandbed

    i just saw this worm type thing crawling in my sand bed. it was sliver/metalic in color, looked to be about as fat as a pencil, i couldnt tell the lenght. looked to have a few little feelers on its tip, but now legs or spikes like a bristle worm. i have bristle worms, and this was nothing like them. anybody have any idea what it could have been? i will try to get a pic next time i see it. i have seen it a few times now, crawling through the sand bed, but never on top of it.

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    one other thing...the silvery body had circular rings to the body....similar to the standard earthworm.

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    Not like this monster is it?

    http://www.oregonreef.com/sub_worm.htm

    BTW, love your new avatar!
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    arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, Champagne in one hand - strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming
    WOO HOO - What a Ride!

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    o my.....i hope not... that one seems very dark in color. the one i have is very silver. i was trying to think of a way to catch it. i was going to change my cc base to fine sand....looks like i might just have to do that now......o no.....just my luck...

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    i wonder if one of those traps that you use for bristle worms would work to catch it......hummm...i might just try that...

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    or do what I did to catch my bristleworm...use a turkey baster to suck it out! lmao
    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of
    arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, Champagne in one hand - strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming
    WOO HOO - What a Ride!

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    ahhhh got it...its a peanut worm.....harmless....

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    Whew!
    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of
    arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, Champagne in one hand - strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming
    WOO HOO - What a Ride!

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    Atlantic,
    How did you figure out it's a Peanut worm? The Peanut guys that I know, don't have bristles at their end. They look very much like an eleohant's trunk and it collapses into itself when withdrawing it's feeler. Actually, it's quite impressive to watch. Also, Peanut worms will ONLY come out in the dark and as soon as it feels light, it will quickly withdraw itself.
    By the way, for your avatar.., Did you throw that Linkia smack on the ceiling to take the pic, much like you would with spaghetti to see if it's ready??!!!

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    Linkia Star ???? I was sure it was a ceiling fan ???
    Rob

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