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    Gigantic worm

    My lights have been off for about 45 minutes
    I was looking in to see the cleaner shrimp that usually semi hide during daylight hours.

    I saw a HUGE WORM, and caputred him into a rock, now i think that this worm has been eating my corals or causing them stress.

    What do i do with this rock..
    currently it is in a bucket.
    I think i wil run it under Hot water. but if i kill it i donno how to get it out.
    so i just let it dry for a few weeks then put it back in?
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    Is it a brisle worm?
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    Yeah But HUGE.
    I have alot of other smaller ones but this one is the queen.

    There was a pic of one here a while ago, where someone was holding a rock and the worm was hanging out over a bucket.


    Like that.... but Bigger!
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    well i hope i did the right thing.
    The worm was stretched acorss my hammer and zoos (which haven't been looking great lately)

    So i put the rock under piping hot water, i'm pretty sure it got him
    i also put the rock back in my large tank (i know it seems silly but i think that worm could have created a cycle it was so big)

    Info on what to do if i see another one
    (this is bad for me i know i will be looking every night)
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    Pop over to a craft store & pick up a 'bejeezus big' pair of tweezers. You can get them for less than $5.

    I keep a pair near the tank for just such an emergency & I've used them to snag big ugly worms and the odd crab I didn't remeber buying & didn't want to feed coral too.

    Cheers!
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    I remember the picture you are talking about... BIGGER THEN THAT??? Did you take a pic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaceFaceR1
    I remember the picture you are talking about... BIGGER THEN THAT??? Did you take a pic?
    No i didn't take the pic but the thing must have been 3 feet when it stretched out.
    Probably formed from the testing of nuclear wepons on remote islands, and has grown due to the fallout

    I managed to get a SMALL portion of the worm when i dig unto the rock with standard tweezers. but i couldn't get the rest.

    i'll be hitting up lewiscraft this afternoon or tomarrow.
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    The big tweezers aren't the best for digging in the rock, you need to snag the worm while he's out looking for some lunch.

    That's why they're close by, you never know when an unregistered mutant will show up

    Cheers!
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    A fresh water bath might have flushed it out while it was alive.
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    i done seen one guy use a jig, straighten it and put it on a stick like a harpoon and get it out when it was in the tank, maybe u can try tthat for other ones?

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