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blood·worm

(blŭd'werm),
1. The filarial parasite of sheep, Elaeophora schneideri.
2. Red aquatic larvae of certain dipterous gnats and midges.
3. Marine annelids in the family Terebellidae with soft bodies and red blood.
4. Blood-inhabiting worms, such as the human blood flukes in the genus Schistosoma.

bloodworm

(blŭd′wûrm′)
n.
Any of various parasitic worms of the genus Strongylus that infect the intestinal systems of horses. Also called redworm.
A popular term for
(1) Blood flukes—e.g., Schistosoma spp
(2) A nematode, Elaeophora schneideri, which causes elaeophoriasis—filarial dermatitis—in sheep

bloodworm

a parasitic worm of cyprinid fish. Called also philometraabdominalis.
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The inch-long blood worm can also be bought from specialist bait dealers but can be expensive.
However, the crunch is that Vinnie hasn't even been using blood worm he simply has been smarter than everyone else with his tactics and happened to mention he intended to use bloodworm as the weather gets colder.
Pegged close to Dimples Bridge, he used pole tackle at eight and 12 metres and after 45 minutes on bread changed over to blood worm and joker to finish with a mixed net of skimmers and roach worth pounds 130 and a new fishing rod.
Suitable foods that have sufficient vitamins and calcium for a terrapin include greens, fruits, pondweed and pond fish pellets, insects, blood worms, tubifex worms, raw whole fish, prawns, leafy vegetable and carrots.
It would ignore the flakes we sprinkled in the bowl and went hungry for two days until desperately I ran back to the shop and was told these fish only eat blood worms.
I stuck to bloodworm hook-bait over helpings of tiny blood worms to attract fish into the swim as I pole-fished at three, five and 13 metre.
Olive has also been a good colour, with gold-beaded Blood worms also effective.
QI PUT frog spawn into an old bath tub of water and fed the tadpoles on corn flakes, water lice and blood worms as they grew.
This is good news for bottom-feeding fish, which take them in abundance as blood worms.