hairworms


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hairworms

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Hairworm anti-predator strategy: a study of causes and consequences.
Hairworms grow to maturity inside crickets' bodies.
As the insect struggles in the water, a hairworm slithers out of its rear end.
Hairworms, or Gordioidea, are fresh water members of the Phylum Nematomorpha.
The present work reviews the hosts, distributions, synonyms and taxonomic characters used in the identification of North American hairworms and presents a key based on adult morphological characters that can be observed under the dissecting and light microscopes (Fig.
Thus only adult characters are used in identifying hairworms.
Diagnostic characters of adult hairworms include: 1) the presence and nature of the areoles (raised areas on the cuticle), especially their type, shape, size, arrangement, and association with pore canals, bristles, warts and papillae, 2) body shape, size and color pattern, especially that associated with the anterior (calotte) and posterior ends and, 3) features of the male tail, including first, whether it is simple or forked and then if it bears preor postcloacal ridges, folds, hairlines, bristle fields or tubercles.
When available, scanning electron microscopy is a useful tool for studying fine details on the surface of hairworms.
It's effective against large strongyles, small strongyles, ascarids, pinworms, hairworms, lungworms, intestinal threadworms, neck threadworms and bots.