White worms eating ff

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  1. Blaked

    Blaked Member

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    I have an outbreak of white worms I believe to be nemertean's . I've recently been finding dead ff stuck to the glass, located more to the top of vivarium .
    I've seen a video of terrestrial worms eating small flies and was thinking it's these worms eating my frogs food .... Any one have the same situation ?
     
  2. Drew

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    If they are very small thin white worms, then I doubt you have anything to worry about. They are most probably nemerteans and are harmless

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    Largest ones I see are almost an inch . And move with a constant " feeling/ searching" motion
     
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    I think people often confuse Nemerteans with Nematodes.

    If you've got Nemerteans (actual, large-ish worms), you've got a problem. If you've got Nematodes, they are harmless decomposers that only eat dead material.
     
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    I agree with Drew,

    Nemerteans are harmless to everything other than small insects like young isopods, springtails, fruit flies, etc.
    They can make it difficult to establish springtails in a viv, but they aren't going to harm your frogs or tads.
     
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