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QUELLE HORREUR! Giant alien predatory hammerhead worms have invaded France, they eat earthworms, oh no escargot!
05-23-2018, 03:31 PM #1
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Giant predatory worms from Asia are invading France

İmage

Quote:In a Peer J study published on May 22, “Giant worms chez moi!” zoologist Jean-Lou Justine of the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris, entomologist colleagues, and Gros, outline a discovery that “highlights an unexpected blind spot of scientists and authorities facing an invasion by conspicuous large invasive animals.” About 100 citizen scientists ultimately contributed to the assessment of this alien invasion, identifying five (!) giant predatory worm species in France that grow up to 10 inches long.

The study concludes that the alien creatures appear to reproduce asexually. They prey on other, smaller earthworms, stunning them with toxins. “The planarian also produces secretions from its headplate and body that adhere it to the prey, despite often sudden violent movements of the latter during this stage of capture,” researcher note. In other words, the hammerheads produce a substance that allows them to stick to victims while killing them.


More here - https://qz.com/1285418/giant-predatory-w...ng-france/

“I am still amazed,” he admits to the Independent. “I don’t understand how this is possible.”
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It doesn't matter what you understand they're there.
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05-23-2018, 03:34 PM #2
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05-23-2018, 03:51 PM #3
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I wonder if fish will eat them.

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05-23-2018, 04:03 PM #4
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I bet they are toxic and smell like shit to fish.
05-23-2018, 04:21 PM #5
RiskyRob Master Blaster
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Doom! The human race will never again be destroyed by water, but no One mentioned worms! Argh!
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05-23-2018, 07:11 PM #6
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Quote:five (!) giant predatory worm species in France that grow up to 10 inches long.

I've seen earthworms longer than that 13.gif
05-23-2018, 08:08 PM #7
RiskyRob Master Blaster
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I used to buy pile worms for salt water fishing bait. They were large and long, and would try to bite!İmage
05-23-2018, 08:40 PM #8
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Back when I was in Michigan,
We always tried to get "Jumping Worms"
to catch big bluegill sunfish.
Their lively action always made fishing more successful.



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05-23-2018, 09:00 PM #9
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(05-23-2018, 08:40 PM)Team Uzi Wrote:  Back when I was in Michigan,
We always tried to get  "Jumping Worms"
to catch big bluegill sunfish.
Their lively action always made fishing more successful.



I was born in Traverse City.
05-23-2018, 09:11 PM #10
Team Uzi ռօ ǟʀȶɨʄɨƈɨǟʟ ֆաɛɛȶɛռɛʀֆ
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(05-23-2018, 09:00 PM)RiskyRob Wrote:  
(05-23-2018, 08:40 PM)Team Uzi Wrote:  Back when I was in Michigan,
We always tried to get  "Jumping Worms"
to catch big bluegill sunfish.
Their lively action always made fishing more successful.



I was born in Traverse City.

Everyone loves Traverse City, I dated a Potawatomi Girl up there on the Reservation.
I'm from Grand Rapids originally.

ᎳhᎬᏁ Ꭺ ᎶuᏁ ᏟuᏞᏆuᏒᎬ fᎪᎥᏞs, Ꭺ ᏒᎪᏢᎬ ᏟuᏞᏆuᏒᎬ ᏢᏒᎬᏉᎪᎥᏞs
05-23-2018, 09:22 PM #11
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Those hammerhead worms look awful compared to the night crawlers I prefer, and I love bluegill, it takes a few to make a decent meal but tasty fish.
05-23-2018, 09:48 PM #12
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(05-23-2018, 09:22 PM)Meh Wrote:  Those hammerhead worms look awful compared to the night crawlers I prefer, and I love bluegill, it takes a few to make a decent meal but tasty fish.

Bluegills are so delicious!
In Michigan, using leeches for bait, you can catch some that weigh even over a pound!



İmage

ᎳhᎬᏁ Ꭺ ᎶuᏁ ᏟuᏞᏆuᏒᎬ fᎪᎥᏞs, Ꭺ ᏒᎪᏢᎬ ᏟuᏞᏆuᏒᎬ ᏢᏒᎬᏉᎪᎥᏞs
05-23-2018, 10:01 PM #13
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Well, obviously the French should sauté those meaty les weurms in butter and serve with garlic on a baguette, or in lieu of spaghetti.

Les Noms!
05-23-2018, 10:06 PM #14
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I've seen them get pretty big down south too, I didn't realize the range they live in until you said Michigan.
https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/factshee...ciesID=385 They're spread out all over, never even thought about it.
05-24-2018, 02:32 AM #15
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(05-24-2018, 02:08 AM)Below Average Genius Wrote:  OMG the way they literally engulf their prey is scary!




Eeeeee Grosss!

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